Dead Island 2 gets a new release date after far too many delays to count. This time, though, Deep Silver, the game’s publisher, is moving the release date back by a week. Instead of April 28th, as originally intended, the game will now be available on consoles and PC on April 21st. “You requested it, and you got it. “Dead Island 2 has gone gold and will be released a week early,” the business said on Twitter.
Significantly, the new release date implies that Dead Island 2 will not be released on the same day as Star Wars Jedi: Survivor. As Electronic Arts delayed Respawn’s new game at the end of last month, the two titles were supposed to be released on the same day for consoles and PC. Deep Silver didn’t say anything about it, but after years of development hell, the last thing Deep Silver wanted was for Dead Island 2 to compete directly with the massive new Star Wars release.
The sequel to Dead Island was initially revealed in 2014. It relocated to two separate studios during that period before resurfacing this past August. The sequel to 2011’s Dead Island will be released for PlayStation 4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PC through the Epic Games Shop. The game will be the first to use Amazon’s Alexa Game Control technology.