Dead Island dev delays Dying Light until February 2015

PS3 and Xbox 360 versions still on the cards.

Dead Island developer Techland has delayed its undead open world game Dying Light until February 2015.

The title previously held a vague "2014" date.

In a statement to Eurogamer today, the developer still listed the game for release on PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One - despite previous rumours that editions for the old generation of consoles had been canned.

"We know you've been waiting on a Dying Light release date for quite some time now. After careful consideration, we have decided to release our upcoming game in February 2015," Techland explained.

"When we started the development of Dying Light, we were committed to innovation. We wanted to give you a freedom of movement unprecedented in open world games. After many improvements and months of hard work, we have now come so close to realising our initial vision we feel we cannot stop before it is ready.

"We believe the Natural Movement element of our game will change what you expect from the genre, and we don't want to sacrifice any of its potential by releasing too early. This quality-focused thinking underlines all our development choices and we hope you share our belief that the gameplay must always come first.

"The new date ensures that we can fully realize our vision of an innovative open world game. We won't need to make compromises or trade-offs on any of the five platforms we're working on. For you, it means an outstanding, original game that makes the wait more than worthwhile."

Techland recently delayed its fantasy dungeon-crawler Hellraid, too. The title will now launch sometime in 2015 for PC, PS4 and Xbox One - rather than PS3 and Xbox 360.

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