Deep Silver has once again delayed Dead Island 2 and the game will now be released on April 28 next year.
Announced on the Dead Island Twitter (below), the delay from February 3 at least only marks a 12 week delay compared to the several years it’s been since Dead Island 2’s initial release window of spring 2015.
No specific reason for the delay was given so it appears developer Dambuster Studios simply needed more time, though it said it understands the irony in delaying Dead Island 2 again.
— Dead Island (@deadislandgame) November 17, 2022
“The irony of delaying Dead Island 2 is not lost on us and we are as disappointed as you undoubtedly are,” it said in a joint statement with publisher Deep Silver. “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.”
A new trailer and gameplay video will be released on December 6 during a Dead Island 2 Showcase, which is set to be the first proper look at the game fans have had since it was re-revealed after years of troubled development in August 2022.
Dead Island 2 was revealed at E3 2014 but soon went quiet before “mutual differences” separated previous developer Yager from Deep Silver. It was then moved to Sumo Digital before being shifted again in 2019 to its (presumably) final home of Dambuster Studios.
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