Dying Light has been delayed until February 2015, its developer has announced.
A statement on the official website for the game revealed that the originally planned release of 2014 has been pushed back to enable Techland to “fully realize our vision of an innovative open world game”.
“When we started the development of Dying Light, we were committed to innovation,” said the statement.
“We wanted to give you a freedom of movement unprecedented in open world games. After many improvements and months of hard work, we have no come so close to realizing 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.”
The studio also revealed that more information on the zombie-apocalypse title would be revealed in the coming months, including next month’s E3 convention.
Set in an open world, Dying Light sees players scavenge the world for supplies and craft weapons to defend themselves against an invasion of attacking zombies.
Published by Warner Bros. Interactive, the title will be available on PlayStation 3 & 4, Xbox One & 360 and PC.