Dying Light 2 Switch release date delayed dramatically

Dyin Light 2 Stay Human - Cloud Version Nintendo Switch release date delay delayed Techland upward of six month 6

Techland announced Dying Light 2 Stay Human – Cloud Version for Nintendo Switch back during the September 2021 Nintendo Direct, and it was supposed to launch simultaneously with all other versions of the game next month. Now, that’s changed significantly. Techland has delayed the release date of the cloud version of Dying Light 2 on Nintendo Switch by upward of six whole months, a decision that per PR was made “in order to provide fans with the gaming experience at the level they deserve and that Techland wants to provide.”

Generally speaking, we’re in favor of delays for games, because we’d rather play a good game than a buggy game. However, if Techland has delayed the release date of Dying Light 2 on Switch so much that it can’t even be sure when it will be done within the next six months, that begs the question of why executives ever thought it would be plausible to release it simultaneously with the other versions in the first place. I’m not going to go yelling “fire” in a crowded theater and try to compare this to the CD Projekt Red Cyberpunk 2077 situation yet, but it’s a weird situation regardless.

Dying Light 2 Stay Human – Cloud Version will find a release date on Switch by August, hopefully. It will arrive on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC on February 4, with seemingly a lot of great upgrades over the previous game, per preview coverage at sister site The Escapist.

John Friscia
Head Copy Editor for Enthusiast Gaming, Managing Editor at The Escapist. I'm a writer who loves Super Nintendo and Japanese role-playing games to an impractical degree. I really miss living in South Korea. And I'm developing the game Boss Saga!