Dying Light 2 Stay Human has been highly anticipated for some time now, after being met with a few delays from its original release date of early 2020, which was pushed out to December 2021, before finally being delayed again until February 2022. Nonetheless, fans of the original are still gearing up for some intense Zombie slaying and parkour action, with new statements proving there may be quite a large chunk of meat to sink our teeth into.
In a recent Tweet from the game’s official account, it claimed that completing Dying Light 2 would take players around 500 hours, highlighting that this is “almost as long as it would take to walk from Warshaw [Poland] to Madrid! [Spain]”.
— Dying Light (@DyingLightGame) January 8, 2022
500+ hours is a bold claim to state in terms of value and gameplay, and whilst I generally have a preference for quality over quantity, it all comes down to how the experience is delivered. If the claim of the title’s length is true, one can only hope that it is filled with meaningful and engaging experiences, not just a plethora of padding, walking aimlessly around a zombie-infested wasteland, and repetitive missions.
Techland did admit that the 500-hour claim is in reference to how long it should take to 100% Dying Light 2, with less time required should the player decide to stick with just the main quest missions and side quests. Techland also responded to criticism of the title’s length with, “500 hours is related to maxing out the game–finishing all the quests, endings, and exploring every part of the world, but a regular player should finish the story + side quests and do quite a lot of exploring in less than 100 hours, so don’t worry!”
Even 100 hours is still a lot of content for main and side quests, so it does sound like Techland are putting a lot of effort into the story component of Dying Light 2 and attempting to provide players with plenty of zombie hack and slash action to keep them busy once the game finally releases. Hopefully, the games continued delays have resulted in substantial improvements to the overall experience, and that the title is able to live up to the hype.
Dying Light 2 is currently slated for a February 4th release on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S, along with PS4, Xbox One, and PC. We will keep our fingers crossed that there are no further delays.