Lately we wrote up concerning the returning Left four Useless 2 crossover to the primary Dying Gentle. Instantly, the feedback about “what occurred to Dying Gentle 2” swarmed following a number of main modifications taking place behind-the-scenes. Following the in-depth take a look at the anticipated sequel throughout E3 2019, Techland has parted methods with key members of its group and positioned the upcoming recreation beneath the ‘delayed indefinitely’ label. This begs the query: what is occurring with Dying Gentle 2?
The indefinite delay was introduced again in January of this yr the place Techland revealed that the group’s imaginative and prescient wanted extra time to make it a actuality. CEO Pawel Marchewka later promised that there could be extra information following the delay reveal, however then the world was thrust into chaos following large wildfires, a world pandemic, and just about all the pieces else this yr might throw at us. With ‘work at home’ orders in place, the strenuous growth progress presumably felt the warmth of the occasions surrounding COVID-19, solely to later lose an vital a part of the narrative group a number of months later.
Again in June, sexual assault allegations arose towards accredited video games author Chris Avellone. “We deal with issues of sexual harassment and disrespect with the utmost care, and haven’t any tolerance for such behaviors – it applies to each our staff in addition to exterior consultants, Chris amongst them,” Techland wrote in a press release following the information. “Because of this, along with Chris Avellone, we’ve determined to finish our cooperation.” Different corporations Avellone was working with on the time additionally distanced themselves from the author, together with Paradox Interactive surrounding the corporate’s work with him on Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2.
Throughout the public departure from his position as a author on Dying Gentle 2, Techland confirmed that the sport was nonetheless very a lot in growth, pushing again towards rumors that the sequel was caught in growth hell. The preliminary rumor started when a report from a Polish media firm cited that the sport’s growth was a “whole mess” and that the longer term regarded grim. This resulted within the following assertion to Escapist Journal:
The article contains many inaccuracies which we tried to rectify within the supplies we offered the creator. Bbecause we consider in transparency, we gave its creator the chance to speak to a few of our staff, so they may present a unique perspective to the story offered by the nameless sources, and even dismiss it altogether. We offered the creator with a substantial amount of info — sadly, not all of it was used within the article.
Following the PR assertion, lead recreation designer Tymon Smektala from Techland added that the sequel was in its “final stretch” of growth, although there was no phrase on whether or not or not Dying Gentle 2 would see a 2020 launch. On condition that it was slated for a Spring 2020 launch and we’re heading into November with nonetheless no information, a 2020 launch appears extremely inconceivable. That being stated, increasingly Dying Gentle followers, particularly with the Halloween occasion returning, are questioning what’s going on with the sequel and if it has hit one too many roadbumps.
The primary recreation made its launch debut again in January 2015, so a Janruary 2021 launch date for its sequel would make sense. That being stated, there isn’t any proof to help that it’s close to prepared sufficient for that window, and nothing from the group has supported that risk presently. With the subsequent technology of gaming upon us with the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Sequence X/S, it is seemingly that it is going to be awhile earlier than we see the fruits of Techland’s labor.
What do you consider Dying Gentle 2 and its journey to date? Do you assume we’ll see its launch right here quickly or will we be asking this query this time subsequent yr? Pontificate along with your theories within the remark part beneath.