Dying Light 2: Release Date, Trailer And Crossplay Explained
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After years of building hype, Dying Light 2 has suffered from some unfortunate delays, which has pushed back the release date by some time. So, when will Playstation, Xbox, PC and Nintendo Switch users get to sink their teeth into this open-world zombie sequel?
Here’s all the info you need to know, including Dying Light 2’s release date, trailer and crossplay function:
When is Dying Light 2’s release date?
Dying Light 2 is set for release on 4th February on Playstation, XBox, and PC, but it’s bad news if you’re a Nintendo Switch gamer.
Developer Techland has recently announced that the release on the Nintendo gaming platform has been “moved to a later date”.
This means that fans may have to wait up to six months, that’s until August 2022, to play the game on the home console.
Technland did not provide many details about the delay, but they did say the decision was made so that Switch players could get “the gaming experience at the level they deserve”.
The studio said: “In order to provide fans with the gaming experience at the level they deserve and that Techland wants to provide, Dying Light 2 Stay Human (Cloud Version)’s release date on Nintendo Switch will be moved.”
Techland has already spoken about what fans can expect from the post-launch, including five years of game support, downloadable content and extra locations.
Last year, a cloud version of Dying Light 2 was announced for Switch, becoming the latest installment in third-party AAA releases to receive a streamed version on the handheld console.
Games like Control, Hitman 3, and Guardians Of The Galaxy, are available via cloud streaming, which means that the player requires a steady internet connection to play.
This mode of gaming, understandably, has previously come under fire in the past for robbing the Switch of its handheld properties.
Dying Light 2 trailer:
If you’ve been hit by the unlucky release delay, don’t fret. There’s plenty in the Dying Light 2 trailer for you to get excited about.
The trailer starts off with our protagonist, Aiden Caldwell (voiceover by Jonah Scott), as he escapes into The City to try and find his sister Mia. We soon find out that a man called Waltz previously separated the siblings, and now Aiden wants to find out why.
While Aiden searches for his beloved sibling, we get a look into the many locations that span The City and a preview of the game’s supposed co-op while he parkours across the ground.
We’re then immersed in the world at night after “the infected” are mentioned, before we catch a glimpse of the zombies that players go head-to-head with. You’ll then be able to see various weapons, including a UV light, axe, and the ability to brutally drop-kick the creatures from the roofs of buildings.
Players may also be required to fight humans at times, as there seems to be separate groups that resist each other.
The trailer then ends when Aiden gets wiped out by an powerful man, who’s character we’ve yet to establish.
Check out the trailer for Dying Light 2 below:
Will Dying Light 2 have a crossplay function?
If you were hoping to play Dying Light 2 alongside friends in a cross-platform adventure, you might be disappointed.
Technland have revealed that the game won’t have a crossplay function when it’s released in February.
Tymon Smektala, the Lead Game Designer, for the installment was asked during a Twitch stream if Techland would launch the game with crossplay, to which he responded: “No, not at this moment, it won’t be available.
He didn’t mention any future plans for the gaming company to release the multi-player function, either.