Delay of Dead Island 2 Brings Improved Release Date
The zombie action-RPG title Dead Island 2 is coming out a week earlier than anticipated, with the release date now set for April 21 instead of April 28, 2023. Fans have been waiting since the game was first revealed in 2014, so many will be pleased to hear that they won’t have to wait as long as initially thought.
After its initial announcement, Dead Island 2 ceased to exist without any word on its development. This was nearly identical to what had happened with the first game, and Dead Island 2 became stuck in development limbo with it being transferred from one developer to another. Eventually, it ended up with Dambuster Studios, and the game was re-introduced with trailers that provided a glimpse of its characters, story, and gameplay mechanics.
The return of Dead Island 2 filled fans of the franchise with optimism that they would soon get the chance to play. However, the launch date has been postponed, moving it from February 2023 to April 28, 2023. Recently, it was revealed that Dead Island 2 has gone gold, signifying the completion of development, and the game will now be available on April 21 instead of April 28.
No explanation has been given for why the launch date of Dead Island 2 has been moved up, but one can deduce the cause. When the release of Dead Island 2 was originally postponed from February 3 to April 28, there were no other games scheduled for that same day. However, when EA changed the launch date of Star Wars Jedi: Survivor to April 28, it meant that Dead Island 2 would be going up against one of the most awaited titles of the year from one of the most popular franchises in the world.
It is logical that Deep Silver shifted the launch date of Dead Island 2 to avoid unnecessary competition with Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, even though the actual grounds for this decision were not disclosed. As a result, Dead Island 2 will now be released on the same date as Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp, a Nintendo Switch exclusive compilation of classic titles which is unlikely to siphon off the zombie game’s sales.
As followers of Dead Island 2 await the launch date, they could be entertained with more gameplay videos and trailers to sustain their excitement. Previous footage has shown the game’s playable characters, but maybe the upcoming clips will give a better glimpse of the world players will be exploring when the game comes out in April.
Dead Island 2 will be released on April 21 for a variety of platforms, including PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.