Dead Island 2 has been delayed again but fortunately, this time, it's only a small hiccup. The game will now launch on April 28, 2023, only 12 weeks after the planned initial release date.
Dead Island 2 has been delayed from its February 3, 2023 release date as the development team need more time to make the game they are "proud to launch". The new release date has been set for April 28, 2023, which is only 12 weeks after the originally planned release date.
The dev team mentioned that the delay was not something they wanted to do so they waited until they were sure but unfortunately, the team still needs additional time to launch a zombie shooter they are proud of.
The publisher Deep Silver also announced that a brand new gameplay showcase for Dead Island 2 will air on December 6, 2022. The showcase will feature new trailers and gameplay and you will be able to watch it on Deep Silver's social media channels.
Here is the statement from the team in full:
We have some important news, so we will rip that band-aid off straight away. We are delaying Dead Island 2. But not by very much! The new release date is already decided as April 28th 2023, which is just 12 short weeks after our original planned release date.
It’s not what we wanted to do. We wanted to do it right – announce the game in style, put a release date on it, launch on time and celebrate a job well done. We waited until we were SURE of our release date before we announced Dead Island 2. So the irony isn’t lost on us.
We’re on the final straight now; we’re going to take the time we need to make sure we can launch the game we’re proud to launch. For those of you who’ve been waiting for years – we’re sorry to make you wait a little longer.
Dead Island 2 will launch on PC via Epic Games Store, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S.
You can learn more about the game on the official website.