As you may be aware, busy times are ahead for the Dying Light franchise. They have the upcoming sequel coming in Dying Light 2: Stay Human that’s launching on all consoles and the Switch release is via cloud. We also saw the Dying Light Switch release in the form of Dying Light Platinum Edition. They also recently announced they plan to update the original game to support the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S.
The most recent news was the launch of the Dying Light Platinum Edition on the 19th of October. But this Dying Light Switch port has proven troublesome for developer Techland, leaving many fans frustrated. Normal disappointment with ports revolves around poor optimization, but this time the story is very different.
The Drama Unfolds
Many fans went to the eShop for Dying Light Platinum Edition in Europe, as well as in Australia and New Zealand, and found it wasn’t available. In the UK you can walk into GAME and buy a copy no problem, but the digital copy it isn’t available for release.
The reason it’s not available stems from the fact that the game has been banned in Germany. So, why would that affect it’s availability in other countries? The question was answered by Techland:
If you’re talking about the digital version, then due to nature of content the digital version of the game is currently banned in Germany where European e-Shop is officially registered. This is making it impossible to officially distribute the game in European countries and also in Australia and New Zealand. We are currently working with our partner and local authorities to remove the ban as soon as we can.
The game is available digitally in the US and Asia, and the retail version is available worldwide (except Germany)via Reddit
Fingers crossed that Techland are able to resolve this issue soon. As always feel free to let us know your thoughts on the matter in the comment section!