Dying Light 2 narrative lead Pawel Selinger has left Techland after 22 years with the corporate. Selinger was a lead artist and artwork director at Techland previous to engaged on Dying Light 2, and was of the important thing voices in figuring out the upcoming recreation’s total imaginative and prescient. Techland says that Selinger’s duties had been taken over in October 2020 by Piotr Szymanek, a Polish TV author who beforehand labored with HBO Europe.

“After over 22 years, I decided to end my cooperation with Techland,” Selinger says in a LinkedIn submit, “I would like to express my gratitude to the company that has allowed me to develop and fulfill myself for half of my life. Techland, I will always be rooting for you, as well as the great people I have met thanks to you. I wish you that Dying Light 2 and subsequent projects will become world hits.”

“Paweł Selinger, who has been the narration designer for the last two years, decided at the end of 2020 to end his cooperation with Techland and to pursue his further career elsewhere,” a Techland consultant tells us by way of electronic mail. “Paweł spent most of his skilled life at Techland and he, amongst others, takes credit score for the success of the sequence Call of Juarez.

“He left a large piece of himself with Dying Light 2, as he worked on the project from the very beginning. His duties, i.e. the narrative department, were taken over by Piotr Szymanek in October 2020.”

While Selinger had beforehand been artwork director at Techland, he had not served in that position on Dying Light 2. “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,” the corporate says. “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.”

Techland moreover says “We will be sharing exciting news about Dying Light 2 soon!”

In a 2020 interview, Techland stated that Selinger was one of many key voices in creating the sport’s total imaginative and prescient, alongside artistic director Adrian Ciszewski and exterior author Chris Avellone. (Avellone was removed from the project following multiple allegations of sexual misconduct from girls across the trade.)

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After spectacular showings again at E3 2018 and 2019, Dying Light 2 has suffered a number of delays, leaving followers fearful for the prospects of hotly-anticipated sequel. The firm has repeatedly pushed back on reports the game is in development hell, although 2020 did go by with none significant updates on the sport.

The first Dying Light managed to face out at the same time as we had been drowning in zombie games, so right here’s hoping the sequel manages to satisfy expectations.