Dead Island 2 has had a tough development cycle. First announced in 2014, the game has undergone a lot of delays and has even switched hands several times.
It’s now being developed by Dambuster Studios, which previously worked on Homefront: The Revolution. The developer has now announced that Dead Island 2 has gone gold and will be released a week early, on April 21st.
Dambuster Studios and Deep Silver have announced that Dead Island 2 has gone gold.
Deep Silver and Dambuster Studios have announced that Dead Island 2 has gone gold, meaning that the zombie survival game will be released a week earlier than previously expected. This puts the title on April 21, 2023, for PlayStation consoles, Xbox platforms, and PC (via the Epic Games Store).
The sequel to 2011’s Dead Island, Dead Island 2 will see players explore a quarantined city in California, bitten by a deadly virus and more than immune, learning to harness the tainted powers running through their veins. With the military retreated and the population a bloody mess, it’s up to you to save Los Angeles and humanity.
While the development of Dead Island 2 has been a long and tumultuous affair, both Dambuster Studios and publisher Deep Silver are confident in the final product and are excited to finally share it with players. That’s why, in a tweet from the official Dead Island account today, they’ve revealed that Dead Island 2 has gone gold and will be released one week earlier than originally planned.
Having been delayed multiple times over the last decade, it’s a big deal that Dead Island 2 has now gone gold. Not only does this mean that it will be ready for release when it finally launches, but it also means the game no longer shares a launch date with Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, which is one of the year’s most anticipated games.
The game’s release date has been brought forward by a week.
After years of delays and changes to its development schedule, Dead Island 2 is finally ready to hit the scene. Today, developer Dambuster Studios and publisher Deep Silver have announced that the game’s release date has been brought forward by a week.
According to the developer, this is a result of the game going “gold” – a term that refers to when a video game is considered to be completed and ready for release. The zombie-slaying sequel will now launch on April 21 instead of the previously planned April 28 – and is expected to hit PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC via the Epic Games Store.
It’s also one of the first multi-platform releases to take advantage of Amazon’s new Alexa Game Control, which will allow players to interact with NPCs and swap weapons by simply saying commands into their voice assistant. It’s a fun addition to a title that’s already filled with plenty of interesting content.
This is certainly an improvement on the previous delays, and a much more positive change to the Dead Island 2 release date. In fact, it could even help Deep Silver avoid a clash with Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, which was recently delayed to April 28.
The game will be available on April 21st.
Dead Island 2 is finally launching on April 21st after a long period of development delays. The sequel to the polarising first game has been in development for years, with different studios taking over the project.
Now, Dambuster Studios and Deep Silver have announced that the game has gone gold – meaning that it has completed development and is ready to go into production. The game is now scheduled to launch on April 21, which is a week earlier than the previous release date of April 28.
This is an excellent sign that the game has been well received by players and it suggests that Deep Silver are confident that they have a solid product to launch on. The announcement also comes with a cheeky video, which is a great way to get fans laughing.
This is a huge milestone for the game and if you’re excited to play it, you should pre-order it today. There are a number of different editions available, and each one comes with some customary pre-order bonuses.