Game news Dead Island 2: When zombies like to wait… The game is postponed again and here is its new release date!
Published on 17/11/2022 at 11:55
Bad news for all Dead Island fans who were eager to get their hands on this second opus back from the dead… You’ll have to be patient since the game has just been postponed once again.
A true Arlesian of video games
About eight years ago, at Sony’s pre-E3 conference in 2014, Dead Island 2 was officially announced through a very nice trailer, now well known (or which you can discover above ), and which set the tone. Originally planned for 2015, if the game tries to earn its title by playing dead, it is mostly hiding behind chaotic development. Indeed, the game was repeatedly pushed back, moving from one development studio to another until it fell into the hands of Dambuster Studios in August 2019.
But it is only in 2020 that the project really comes out from beyond the grave and reassures the fans, Dead Island 2 is not dead! Last August, after several leaks on the web, the title returns with great fanfare to the front of the stage at Gamescom 2022 and is illustrated through a new trailer followed by a sequence of bloody gameplay. Cherry on the cake, Dead Island 2 is finally expected for February 3, 2023 but that was without counting on yet another twist…
“The delay is only 12 short weeks”
The news fell following the latest financial results of Embracer Group, a European company that owns the Deep Silver group, the publisher of Dead Island 2. Rest assured, the game is still scheduled for the year 2023 but it will take wait three more months to hope to smash zombies with baseball bats or plumbing pipes. In effect, Dead Island 2 is delayed to April 28, 2023, a delay explained by the need for additional time in terms of finalization and optimization.
We have important news to share, so let’s take that bandage off right away. We are postponing Dead Island 2, the new release date will be April 28, 2023.
The irony of postponing Dead Island 2 doesn’t escape us, and we’re as disappointed as you no doubt are. The delay is only 12 short weeks and development is now in the final stretch; we will take the time necessary to ensure that we can launch a game that we are proud of. For those of you who have been waiting for years, thank you for standing with us.
In the meantime, we’ll be releasing an exciting new trailer and gameplay during the Dead Island 2 Showcase which will premiere on December 6 on our Twitch and You Tube channels as well as on the Dead Island website.
Via this tweet posted on the game’s official account, the developers also give us an appointment on December 6 for an event entirely dedicated to Dead Island 2. Something to console us with a new trailer and new gameplay on the program. And if you still want more, don’t hesitate to take a look at our preview.
Dead Island 2 is now expected for April 28, 2023 on PC, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One.
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