Dead Island 2 dev hold-ups the game one more time for old times’ benefit

A first-person view of a group of zombies on a dark Venice, California street from Dead Island 2

Image: Dambuster Studios/Deep Silver

The long-in-development Dead Island 2, originally announced in 2014 for a launch the list below year, as well as transforming advancement workshops two times ever since, has actually been postponed one more time. Publisher Deep Silver as well as designer Dambuster Studios introduced the zombie game’s most recent hold-up on Thursday, recognizing the black wit of Dead Island 2’s most recent — as well as ideally last — obstacle.

“The irony of delaying Dead Island 2 is not lost on us, and we are as disappointed as you undoubtedly are,” the author as well as designer said in a statement posted to Twitter. “The delay is just 12 short weeks and development is on the final straight now; we’re going to take the time we need to make sure we can launch a game we’re proud to launch. For those of you who’ve been waiting for years, thank you for hanging in there with us.”

Dead Island 2’s brand-new launch day is April 28, 2023. Next month, Dambuster assures to launch “an exciting new trailer and gameplay” at a Dead Island 2 display arranged for Dec. 6 on Twitch as well as YouTube.

It has actually taken Deep Silver a years as well as 3 programmers to obtain right here. After Techland, designer of the initial Dead Island as well as its stand-alone development Riptide, chose to follow its very own course with the Dying Light collection, Deep Silver touched Yager (Spec Ops: The Line) to create a follow up. In 2015, Yager was come by Deep Silver, evidently over innovative distinctions. U.K. workshop Sumo Digital (LittleBigPlanet 3, Crackdown 3) took control of, as well as worked with Dead Island 2 in silence for a couple of years. Sumo, as well, was abandoned as well as in 2019, Deep Silver introduced that advancement had actually been switched over to an inner group: Homefront: The Revolution designer Dambuster Studios.

Polygon played the latest version of Dead Island 2 this summer season, as well as in our sneak peek of the game, created, “It’s a far cry from the exhilarating, freewheeling, open-world traversal of Dying Light 2. But maybe that’s the point, and maybe it’s no bad thing. Keeping Dead Island 2’s feet on the ground and keeping it simple might be the best way to move on from its difficult past.”

Dead Island 2 is bound for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows COMPUTER, Xbox One, as well as Xbox Series X next year.


Source: Polygon

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