Techland Tries to Reassure Dying Light 2 Fans After a Veteran Developer Leaves the Studio

Dying Light 2 fans might be reassured to hear that the latest developer to leave the studio was not the art director at the time.

January 9, 2021

Just yesterday, Pawel Selinger announced that he would be leaving Techland after being with the Studio for over 22 years. Some believed that this meant that Dying Light 2 was losing its art director. Techland has now stressed that that is not the case.

The studio announced that Selinger was not the lead art director for Dying Light 2 and that those duties were taken over by Eric Cochonneau in November of 2019. Techland clarified with PC Gamer: “We would like to reassure all fans of the upcoming Dying Light 2 that the position of art director is not threatened and has been held by Eric Cochonneau since November 2019. Eric has been taking care of every aspect of the upcoming production ever since and the team under his leadership is doing their best to offer players the best game possible.”

While some people might have jumped the gun too quickly with their level of concern, it is within reason. The development of the game has not been the smoothest process.

Chris Avellone, one of the game’s writers and designers, left the studio after some sexual assault allegations were surfaced. During Microsoft’s E3 conference in 2019, Techland announced a spring 2020 release window, but the game then was delayed indefinitely in January of 2020.

So, when can we expect to play the game? Techland told PC Gamer it “will be sharing exciting news about Dying Light 2 soon!” Whether that is actually a release date or just a new trailer still remains to be seen. Hopefully, we can get our hands on it sooner or later.

Grant Huff

Grant Huff is a writer at DualShockers located out of Houston. He is a computer science graduate from Texas State University. When he is not playing or covering video games, he is most likely eating pizza.

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