Dead Island 2 has been pushed back to April 2023, marking another setback for the highly anticipated game.
By Jason Collins | Released
Apparently stuck in an extended development cycle, dead island 2 has been delayed – again. This is actually the third time the game has been delayed since its announcement in 2014, for which it released an absolutely gory trailer. Game publisher Deep Silver and its developer Dambuster Studios have acknowledged the black humor of this definitive throwback, but the gaming community, on the other hand, is suspicious of game titles that have taken eight years to develop, as they’ve proven to be nothing but empty promises.
According to IGN, Deep Silver has been delayed dead island 2 to April 28 next year, pushing the release date around 12 weeks from the previously set release date. This isn’t a drastic delay, especially when we consider that the game was originally announced in 2014 for a 2015 release and has since been delayed. No specific reason was given for the game’s delay, so it appears that Deep Silver and Dambuster Studios simply need more time, and considering the game is in the final stages of development, we’re assuming that they take extra time for finishing touches .
The companies involved dead island 2‘s development have also found that the irony of the delay dead island 2 has not escaped them and has expressed their disappointment with the issue. They also stated that they are taking the extra time to ensure they are releasing the game they are proud of – didn’t CD Projekt RED say similar things before having to issue a public apology? Separately, the studios have also expressed their gratitude to the franchise’s loyal fans who supported the original game and await its sequel.
Additionally, Dambuster promised to release an exciting new gameplay trailer for the game at a dead island 2 Live Stream Showcase scheduled for December 6th this year. It would be a good opportunity to see how far development has progressed, unfortunately looking at a gameplay intro and trailer is not a good metric as the footage can be misleading and only represent the reasonably optimized parts of the game. We’re not saying that’s the case Dead Island 2; We’re just saying that gameplay trailers represent what a game should look like – not the end result.
As for the game itself, the development of dead island 2 was a rocky one, and that’s an understatement. It took Deep Silver a decade and three developers to bring the game to its current state. The developer of the original game abandoned the series and created this dying light franchise, whereupon Deep Silver hired Yager to develop the sequel.
Yager and its successor Sumo Digital were both abandoned over creative differences, and development of the game was eventually moved to Deep Silver’s in-house studio, Dambuster Studios, in 2019.
It is unknown at what stages previous studios left the game, but considering Dambuster had been working on the title in 2019, we have to assume they started from scratch. dead island 2 is currently on the way for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PC.