As rumours circulated around the internet over the past few days suggesting Dying Light possibly being delayed in Australia, the game’s Facebook page confirmed it today. The statement from the page reads:
There will be a short delay in the release of physical copies of Dying Light in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia and Australia. The game will have a global digital release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC of January 27, 2015. As physical production has a longer lead time than digital there is some delay in the aforementioned territories. We will share information on the availability of physical copies as soon as it is confirmed.
Digital copies of the game will still be available to buy on the 27th, as the statement confirms, but an ETA on the physical copies of the game will hopefully be revealed soon. This is an odd occurrence, especially in this day and age, and surely a delay we won’t be seeing very often. Hopefully gamers who want to add a new game to their shelf won’t have to wait too long, especially when there’s been a bit of hype surrounding the game.