You might have seen on social media yesterday that Dying Light 2 was officially confirmed to have "gone gold", but developer Techland also stated in a press release that the work still isn't finished for the game yet.
Tymon Smektała, Lead Game Designer on Dying Light 2 pointed out that going gold is "a great sign but it doesn’t mean that our work ends here." For now though, the base game has been described as "solid" and "ready to play":
"This is it. The final and crucial moment for us. The game is ready to be manufactured, but we will not slow down. The fact that the game is done and we hit the gold status two months before the release is a great sign but it doesn’t mean that our work ends here.
There are still some upgrades and tweaks to add, and community feedback to implement, but the base is solid and ready to play. I’m extremely proud of the whole team!"
For those unaware of the term, "going gold" typically means that the standard game is ready to be pressed to disc, but it doesn't incorporate things like pre-launch patches, so it's hard to tell how finished it really is right now.
That said, we haven't got long until we find out! Dying Light 2 is currently set to release on February 4th, 2022, and it seems unlikely that it'll be delayed again. Let's hope this sequel can live up to the high expectations of its fans.
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