game news Dead Island 2: back from the dead… for this year? A possible release date
Dead Island 2 is clearly what we call an Arlesian: a long, complicated, almost canceled and rebooted development project… but this time it might be the right one. According to a journalist, the resurrection would take place in 2022 and quite soon.
Finally some concrete news?
To remember: we are at E3 2014 and Deep Silver reveals dead island 2 in a sensational trailer, often considered one of the best of its entire generation. Neither one nor two, the hype grows and the FPS developed by Yager Development is scheduled for 2015, even allowing itself to be addressed during various events. Unfortunately, things didn’t go as planned and the design was commissioned from Sumo Digital in 2016, before…no more news. It was only in 2019 that we learned that gestation is now taking place at Dambuster Studios, the third firm to take up the torch.
But this time, it might be the right one. tom henderson said two months ago that development was going really well and today, It’s former IGN journalist Colin Moriarty (now host of the Sacred Symbols podcast) who drops a small scoop: the game is in a very advanced stage and about to be released. That’s all !
more precisely, would be (re)introduced this summer and released in September or October 2022, in just a few months. This coincides with what Deep Silver’s parent company, Embracer Group, recently said that the FPS could launch before the end of the fiscal year, that is, before March 31, 2023.
A growing franchise
If you do not know Dead IslandIt’s hard to blame you since its absence from the market has turned out to be so long that many players have been able to miss it. Its first episode dates back to 2011 on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 and took place on a paradise island, where you played a tourist trapped by an army of zombies. A survival and action game that liked to mix paradisiacal scenarios and terror, all playable up to four in online co-op.
A suite with a name island neap tide was born in 2013, this time centering its plot around the same island, submerged by water. At the end, dead island 2 He was supposed to take a similar path, that of the sun and the walking dead, this time planting his stage in California. Its gameplay was more fluid and above all much more fun, always oriented towards improvised weapons that it was possible to make oneself. A path that has since been well explored by competitors, dying light in head We will see what his big return will be like, obviously planned for 2022.
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For Max_CagnardJournalist jeuxvideo.com