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 Gentle 2, and was of the important thing voices in figuring out the upcoming recreation’s general 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 made a decision to finish my cooperation with Techland,” Selinger says in a LinkedIn submit, “I wish to specific my gratitude to the corporate that has allowed me to develop and fulfill myself for half of my life. Techland, I’ll all the time be rooting for you, in addition to the good folks I’ve met due to you. I want you that Dying Gentle 2 and subsequent initiatives will turn out to be world hits.”
“Paweł Selinger, who has been the narration designer for the final two years, determined on the finish of 2020 to finish his cooperation with Techland and to pursue his additional profession elsewhere,” a Techland consultant tells us by way of e mail. “Paweł spent most of his skilled life at Techland and he, amongst others, takes credit score for the success of the collection Name of Juarez.
“He left a big piece of himself with Dying Gentle 2, as he labored on the challenge from the very starting. His duties, i.e. the narrative division, had been taken over by Piotr Szymanek in October 2020.”
Whereas Selinger had beforehand been artwork director at Techland, he had not served in that position on Dying Gentle 2. “We wish to reassure all followers of the upcoming Dying Gentle 2 that the place of artwork director is just not threatened and has been held by Eric Cochonneau since November 2019,” the corporate says. “Eric has been caring for each side of the upcoming manufacturing ever since and the staff underneath his management is doing their finest to supply gamers the perfect recreation potential.”
Techland moreover says “We can be sharing thrilling information about Dying Gentle 2 quickly!”
In a 2020 interview, Techland stated that Selinger was one of many key voices in creating the sport’s general imaginative and prescient, alongside inventive director Adrian Ciszewski and exterior author Chris Avellone. (Avellone was removed from the project following multiple allegations of sexual misconduct from ladies across the trade.)
After spectacular showings again at E3 2018 and 2019, Dying Gentle 2 has suffered a number of delays, leaving followers fearful for the prospects of hotly-anticipated sequel. The corporate 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 primary Dying Gentle managed to face out whilst we had been drowning in zombie games, so right here’s hoping the sequel manages to satisfy expectations.