Following Reported Development Mismanagement At Techland, A Dying Light 2 Update Is Coming Next Week


Posted on March 12, 2021 by Nick Moreno

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While the transition to the latest console generation came and went this past November, one question still lingers for many: where is Dying Light 2? For one, the game is left for uncertainty with the title’s prolonged delays: the most impactful is the previous push which leaves the sequel for an undetermined release window as of January 2020.

Now more than a year later, developer Techland is still not very transparent on the future of Dying Light 2. While the Polish game studio is still vocal on social media with community events for 2015’s Dying Light, little information has sprouted in regards to the follow-up entry. In the midst of the wait, claims were made suggesting poor management at the developer is to blame, but employees at the team later clarified that not to be the case.

However, a new report from The Gamer tells the contrary to be taking place at Techland. In that, the outlet spoke with sources familiar with internal operations at the Polish developer which indicates poor relationships between the work staff and management. One source tells, “whenever an expert starts advising things that are not aligned with the board’s agenda, they slowly get isolated from the project and responsibilities.

“That leads to them leaving or eventually getting fired. To make a career at Techland, you have to be subservient.” Despite what involved employees and former developers share, Techland CEO Pawel Marchewka explains the problems to be misunderstandings that are being dealt with as of writing.

We have been operating on the market for 30 years and many of our employees have been with us for a long time. Making games is tough and it is normal that sometimes there is a need to change the workplace and look for new challenges. I am very sorry that some of our employees left us and decided to find their way outside the structures of Techland but I’d always wish them the best.

The report proceeds to reference complications within the workplace as familial relationships are to blame for the issue. Marchewka has hired his wife, Aleksandra “Ola” Marchewka, to work internal design of the studio and later became head of Public Relations at Techland. Atop of that, Marchewka also hired his sister for international marketing.

Issues continue to surface internally from these obstacles in management alongside the mentioned pitches for possible marketing strategies that are very questionable to say the least. Namely, one suggested dropping body bags at the U.S./Mexico border for marketing for Dying Light 2 and another is for one representative to act out for a metropolis that the sequel is set in.

While the report reveals to be questioning the future of Dying Light 2 and the entirety of Techland, the developer on Thursday revealed that an update will be featured next week, March 18.

At the start of this year, Techland went to announce that a feature for Dying Light 2 is due to take place later in 2021. While the studio has become dormant in sharing new announcements, the studio did issue that is to change this year. Now, there is a date for when that is to arrive.

Noted, the planned update is not connected to the approaching Square Enix Presents showcase arriving this week. While the Japanese publisher is responsible for the sequel, both shows are said to take place on the a day apart. You can read the full report by heading here.

Are you excited to learn more of Dying Light 2 this month?

Dying Light 2 is listed for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

Source: The Gamer

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