The watch for Dead Island 2 has been longer than anybody may have anticipated, with the sport initially have been introduced almost a decade in the past at this level. The final couple of years have seen some optimistic developments underneath the stewardship of developer Dambuster Studio, and earlier this yr, Embracer Group – mother or father firm of writer Deep Silver – steered that Dead Island 2 may lastly launch by April 2023.
Now, it additionally looks as if a correct re-reveal for the sport is getting nearer. In a current episode of his Sacred Symbols podcast, journalist Colin Moriarty mentioned that based mostly on what he’s heard from a supply he “trusts”, Dead Island 2 goes to be totally re-revealed someday this summer season, and will even launch “quickly after that”, earlier than including that it may launch in September or October.
Earlier this yr, identified insider Tom Henderson additionally claimed that Dead Island 2 may lastly launch in 2022.
Of course, Summer Game Fest is lined up for this summer season, particularly for June, and there’s an opportunity that Koch Media – the Embracer-owned publishing label underneath which Deep Silver operates – holds its personal occasion in that window prefer it did final yr. If that occurs, we’d simply find yourself seeing Dead Island 2 in the end.
The motion RPG has definitely been by the mill the place its improvement is anxious. (*2*) means again in 2014, Dead Island 2 was initially in improvement at Yager, although the challenge was taken away from the studio the next yr. In 2016, it was introduced that Sumo Digital had been given the reins as an alternative. The challenge modified builders another time in 2019, when it lastly shifted to Deep Silver’s inner studio Dambuster, the sport’s present developer.
No goal platforms have been introduced for Dead Island 2 but, however job listings have steered that it gained’t be a cross-gen launch, launching just for PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC. Read extra on that by right here.