Since the reveal of Dying Light 2 eager fans have been wanting to know how the game’s development is faring. However, some recent developments going on within the titles developer Techland may have worried some.
Techland the studio behind the Dying Light franchise recently made the decision to close its Polish distribution and publishing department. As expected this in turn led to a number of layoffs for the company. Even though layoffs are an unfortunate turn of event in any business and can be taken as a bad sign for companies, Techland has commented that these layoffs aren’t affecting the development of their new projects.
They stated that they expected the layoffs due to the fact that their Polish publishing and distribution department has not been key figure in the company’s business plan as a whole for quite some time. They also added that those who were majorly affected by it are not employed within the game industry rather they were logistic workers.
They also let players know that there were only 13 employees affected by the restructuring of the company to further ensure players that the layoffs have no influence on the development on Dying Light 2 or its publishing of God Trigger. Techland CEO Pawel Marchewka emphasized in a statement.
“These changes have no impact on our global publishing plans and the development of two AAA games we are currently working on, one of them being Dying Light 2. Our company is constantly growing and developing great games. The sales of the original Dying Light are not only not decreasing, but actually continuing to grow year-on-year. Dying Light constantly reaches new audiences and and this makes us happy and shows us we have chosen the right direction. It also motivates us to work hard on making Dying Light 2 our best game yet.”