Dead Island 2 Could Actually Be  Launching This Year, According to New Rumours

Dead Island 2 Could Actually Be Launching This Year, According to New Rumours

Richard Walker

It appears that the Dead Island 2 rumour mill is grinding into action once again, hot on the heels of a report from February that the troubled open world zombie-mashing sequel could be due for a re-reveal later this year. Now, fresh rumours point to not only a re-reveal, but also a potential 2022 release.

“I brought this up a few weeks ago on the show, but Dead Island 2 looks like it’s going to be re-revealed," podcast Sacred Symbols claims (as transcribed by VGC). “I have heard from a source that I trust that the game may be fully revealed sometime this summer and released maybe shortly after that, maybe September or October at the soonest."

While previous rumours have stated that Dead Island 2 could be on target for a 2023 release, this seems to suggest that a late 2022 release may be equally plausible. But, with nothing official from publisher Deep Silver and its in-house developer Dambuster Studios, we're not going to hold our breath just yet.

Goodness knows it's high time Dead Island 2 released, though. The game was first announced back in 2014, and we actually played a build that same year, when Spec Ops: The Line studio Yager was heading up development. It's been a turbulent time since then, with Yager pulled from the project, UK studio Sumo Digital brought in as replacement, before finally landing at Homefront: The Revolution dev Dambuster Studios.

Dead Island 2 in 2022 or 2023, then? Let's wait and see, eh?

  • April fools has already gone
  • Then Beyond Good and Evil will come 2022, too.
  • If it’s anything like Homefront then fully expect another fiasco…
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