Following the dismissal of writer Chris Avellone in June 2020 due to sexual misconduct allegations, Techland has now said farewell to another writer. Pawel Selinger, lead writer for Dying Light 2, has left the company, making the following statement on LinkedIn.
“After over twenty-two years, I decided to end my cooperation with Techland. 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.”
Selinger’s announcement caused some confusion among fans, as he was previously the company’s art director from 2007 to 2009, leading some to mistakenly believe Techland was now without an art director. A representative for the company has confirmed that is not the case, with Selinger’s role at the time of his departure being within the narrative department. That role was filled by Piotr Szymanek as far back as October 2020.
Some have speculated that Selinger chose to leave because Dying Light 2 was already finished. While this is an interesting theory, there does not appear to be any evidence to support the assertion currently. What is known, is that Techland seem committed to bringing us the sequel to the 2015 survival horror, stating that fans can expect exciting news later in 2021. Only time will tell what this news will be, as fans eagerly await a confirmed release date.
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