Dying Light 2 may still be in active development according to Techland, but the positive news stories surrounding the project haven’t exactly been in freefall since its indefinite delay early last year. One more for the growing pile is that writer Pawel Selinger has now left the developer after 22 years, who is credited with a writing position on both the original Dying Light and its upcoming sequel. His past work also includes credits on Dead Island and three Call of Juarez entries, as per IMDB.
On his LinkedIn page, Selinger said: “After over twenty-two years, I decided to end my cooperation with Techland. I want to express my gratitude to the company that has allowed me to develop and fulfill myself for half of my life. Techland, I will always be rooting for you, as well as the great people I have met, thanks to you. I wish you that Dying light 2 and subsequent projects will become world hits. Goodbye, and good luck!”
The question now becomes whether or not the writer’s exit can be used as a reflection of Techland’s current situation surrounding Dying Light 2. Not a single piece of substantial information has been shared since the game’s delay, but during that time, rumours have been circling of serious development struggles. The developer was very quick to deny those reports. One glimmer of hope for fans can be sourced from the team’s new years message shared on Twitter, where followers were told to “get ready for 2021”. Let’s hope Dying Light 2 makes it to launch this coming year — it has the potential to be something very, very cool.