With the release date for Dying Light 2 fast approaching, the official Twitter account associated with the game has announced that fans of the series can expect to get a first look at official gameplay starting on August 26th.
Techland released the first Dying Light game in January of 2015 and though it received mixed reviews from critics, it still managed to reach number one in the United States, beating the likes of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and Grand Theft Auto V. Despite being yet another post-apocalyptic zombie game in an oversaturated market, Dying Light had 1.2 million active players within the first week of its release. It went on to become one of the bestselling survival horror games of all time, having shipped over five million units by August of 2015. It remains to be seen if the next installment will reach the same heights, but Techland is attempting to drum up excitement for the game by showcasing a gameplay demo in late August.
Even though the market had been flooded with zombie games before Dying Light's arrival, Techland was able to create something that was unique enough that it was accepted by the masses. Critics the world over pointed out key issues with the game, but consumers applauded the developer for thinking outside the box and trying something new. If Dying Light 2 achieves the same level of success it could cause Techland to take even more risks in the future.
The time has come to show you #DyingLight2 Official Gameplay Demo! Join us on a special stream on 26th August at 8PM CEST / 11AM PDT!— Dying Light (@DyingLightGame) August 14, 2019
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News of the gameplay demo comes from Dying Light's official Twitter account, where they go on to say that it will be streamed on August 26th at 8 PM CEST/ 11 AM PDT. The post currently has 1,339 retweets and over 113,000 views, indicating that there will be many players tuning in to get a sneak peek at what Dying Light 2 has to offer. Additionally, the company has tweeted out that it has choose Koch Media as the game's distributor in both Australia and Europe.
While the developer hasn't released any specific details related to the game recently, this tweet seems to suggest that the official release date may be much sooner than the late estimate of Q2 of 2020. Given that the post has received a lot of attention in a short time it's a good sign that the future sales of Dying Light 2 will be healthy.
Regardless of when the official release of the game is, Techland's proactive approach will certainly pay dividends for them in the end. Hopefully, they will use the comments during the stream to make active changes to Dying Light 2 to ensure that it meets consumer expectations.