Dying Gentle 2’s growth feels as if it’s been making gradual progress, and this week it’s been an extra blow with the lack of Pawel Selinger, its lead artwork director and author. Selinger had been with the corporate for 22 years, having labored on titles comparable to the unique Dying Gentle, Useless Island, and Name of Juarez.
Selinger wrote on his Linkedin web page earlier this week:
“After over twenty-two years, I made a decision to finish my cooperation with Techland. I wish to categorical my gratitude to the corporate that has allowed me to develop and fulfill myself for half my life. Techland, I’ll at all times be rooting for you, in addition to the nice folks I’ve met because of you.”
It’s the second member of Dying Gentle 2’s writing group to stop work on the mission following the exit of Chris Avallone final 12 months, who was compelled out after allegations of sexual misconduct.
Each departures additionally observe rumors of a troubled growth cycle, which gained traction amongst nervous followers who questioned why so little of the sport had been proven since its preliminary reveal. Certainly, Twinfinite first loved a hands-off preview of the sport again at E3 2018 which appeared totally spectacular, however we’ve seen valuable little since.
These aforementioned rumors have been later refuted by Techland and Avellone who insisted the sport’s growth was progressing as deliberate. Senior PR supervisor Ola Sondej said that the article containing these rumors “consists of many inaccuracies which we tried to rectify within the supplies we offered the creator,” whereas Avellone confirmed he had heard nothing to counsel that Dying Gentle 2 was in any form of hassle.
Nonetheless, there’s little question that the lack of each Avellone (allegations apart) and Selinger is a blow for the group given the extent to which story and branching dialog are purported to be a core a part of the Dying Gentle 2 expertise.
Notably, in the identical article wherein Techland refuted claims of growth issues, it additionally prompt the sport was in its last stretch forward of launch. That was seven months in the past.
Dying Gentle 2’s launch date remains to be TBC following its delay final 12 months.