Physical copies of Dying Light have been delayed in Europe, Australia, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East as bad news for gamers. Yesterday, the speculation was rife, regarding a global setback, but we couldn't sniff out a firm source. The good news is that a spokesperson on Facebook has announced that currently this only applies to retail copies of the release.
"As physical production has a longer lead time than digital there is some delay in the aforementioned territories," the company said. "We will share information on the availability of physical copies as soon as it is confirmed." It seems that North America will not be affected at all, while digital copies will be available everywhere from 27th January.
This certainly is not the ideal case, as prices in the PlayStation Store are notably higher than their retail counterparts – especially in Europe. Amazon.co.uk keeps showing the game's launch date as 30th January in Great Britain, thus it is not clear whether this delay will hurt all countries. No matter what happens, Warner Bros should get the game out soon for its promotional video clip was uploaded on the BBC's homepage this week.