According to what Deep Silver’s parent company suggests, Dead Island 2 will definitely be released in 2023.
Developer Deep Silver is most likely gearing up to release Dead Island 2 next year, comments from parent company Embracer Group hint at. Last week, it was reported that the long-delayed title is now in good shape and could finally launch as early as the end of the year. During Embracer’s earnings call presentation on Thursday, the reporter commented on the recent conjecture about whether the game is still alive, and what Deep Silver’s parent company implied. says that the game will be out sometime in Q1/2023.
“Dead Island 2 is still alive and well, and I at least expect the game to come out in the fiscal year,” said Oscar Erixon, equity research analyst at Carnegie. said. “So, does that make sense and what can we expect from a game that has been in development for 10 years or so?”
Embracer CEO Lars Wingefors replied: “I can’t say anything more about Dead Island 2 right now. But we have an AAA game in our hands that I believe you will be happy to announce.” “Personally, if I were you, I would always be excited about unexpected game announcements,” he added with a laugh. “Great, I’m glad you’re excited too,” replied the host, leading to more laughter from the Wingefors.
While not directly confirming anything, the exchange did bring good news that Dead Island 2 can finally be released to players. Dead Island 2 was first announced in 2014 and has since suffered a series of delays and developer changes. It was originally made at Spec Ops: The Line studio Yager, before development was taken over by Sumo Digital. Dambuster, an internal studio of Deep Silver, then took over development in 2019.
Industry insider Tom Henderson announced in a YouTube video last week that he’s talking to people involved in the game’s development and reports the game is in good shape. “According to people I’ve met and talked to, Dead Island 2 is in good shape and it could be announced pretty soon with some new trailers coming out in the near future,” he said. .
“The release date is expected to be in Q4 2022, possibly extending to next year if there are any issues with the development cycle.” Henderson also provided some insight into the game’s plot and beginnings. “You’re on a plane and there’s an outbreak of zombie apocalypse on the plane, the plane eventually crashes into Hollywood, you survive and then your mission is to survive here.”