Dead Island 2 has been hit with yet another delay
After years of development issues, Dead Island 2 has been delayed yet again, with Deep Silver and Dambuster Studios adding a few months to its release.
Originally launched in 2015, Dead Island 2 has been delayed yet again, adding a few months to the updated release date that was shared earlier this year. Dead Island 2 it has had a historically difficult development, with the studios working on it changing twice. It is currently in the hands of Dambuster Studios, where it will likely remain until completion.
A delay of 12 weeks for Dead Island 2 was announced by the official dead island Twitter account, advancing the release date to April 28, 2023 (via IGN). Publisher Deep Silver released a joint statement with Dambuster Studios to say it understands the irony of another Dead Island 2 delay, but the statement assured players that development is in its final stages. After years of development problems, Dead Island 2 being released at all could be considered a gaming miracle. And this time, gamers could take comfort in the delay of a few months instead of a few more years.
No specific reasons have been given for Dead Island 2’s delay
This delay for Dead Island 2 it seems to stem from a general need for more development time. The studio and publisher expressed in their joint statement that they want to be proud of the game they’re releasing, so it looks like that extra time will be used for polishing. Dead Island 2 before its launch. Considering the game is seven years late, there could be extra pressure to deliver the best possible product.
Dambuster Studios includes some unique features Dead Island 2, like Amazon Alexa Game Control, and will be the first title to do so. Dambuster Studios became the developer of Dead Island 2 in 2019, becoming the third company working on the game, and the addition of these additional features could mean the need for more time to ensure that Dead Island 2 it works as intended. However, developers taking more time to polish their game is probably a better option than releasing something full of issues, even if it means disappointing players with a longer wait time.
Dead Island 2 was set to launch in February 2023, but its troubled development history may leave gamers unsurprised that it has been delayed yet again. Dead Island 2 reappeared at Gamescom 2022 with great gore, and a second trailer, along with another look at gameplay, will be released during Dead Island 2 storefront on December 6, which could help reassure players that this delay isn’t the start of another cycle of development issues right after the game’s revival. Compared to the seven year wait, adding a few more months doesn’t seem so bad if it means that Dead Island 2 it finally makes it to the post in the best possible state.
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Source: Dead Island/Twitter (via IGN)