Dead Island 2 Might Finally Release by April 2023, Embracer Group Hints

After last week's speculation of the long-in-development zombie game getting r-eannounced this year, Deep Silver's parent company hints that that could indeed happen.

Posted By | On 17th, Feb. 2022

Dead Island 2

Last week, rumors of the long-in-development sequel to Deep Silver’s zombie game Dead Island surfaced online, with industry insiders claiming that the game might finally get re-announced and released this year. Well, it seems Deep Silver’s parent company, Embracer Group, has hinted the same.

During an Embracer Group earnings presentation on Thursday, the Q&A host commented on some of the recent speculation regarding the game, and in an unofficial capacity, seemed to suggest that they believe the release to be in the next fiscal year, which ends on March 31, 2023.

The host said (via VGC): “It very clearly is [still alive], and I at least expect the release this financial year, or sorry next financial year I should say. So, is that reasonable and what can we expect from a title that has been in development for probably 10 years or so?”

Embracer CEO Lars Wingefors responded to the  question, saying, “I can’t talk about Dead Island 2 because it’s not announced as such from the publisher. But we have just talked about [that] we have one unannounced AAA title… that you think is Dead Island 2, so it’s hard for me to comment further on that.” He did confirm that he is excited about the other unannounced titles though.

While this does not confirm anything, it does give the impression that maybe Dead Rising 2 is finally reaching the finish line, after years of troubled development. The game was originally assigned to the Spec Ops: The Line studio Yaegar to develop after its announcement in 2014. The duties then got shifted and taken over by Sumo Digital, and after that, Dambuster took over developmental duties in 2019.


Amazing Articles You Might Want To Check Out!

Share Your Thoughts Below  (Always follow our comments policy!)



Keep On Reading!

Square Enix to Layoff Employees From US and Europe Offices – Rumor

Square Enix to Layoff Employees From US and Europe Offices – Rumor

Square Enix Collective, IT and publishing reported impacted the most by the layoffs, which will occur througho...

Hades 2 Will Address Melinoë’s Movement, Resource Gathering in First Patch

Hades 2 Will Address Melinoë’s Movement, Resource Gathering in First Patch

The patch goes live later this month, after which Supergiant will release another before focusing on its first...

Star Wars Outlaws Developers Detail the Reputation System

Star Wars Outlaws Developers Detail the Reputation System

The various factions and gangs in Star Wars Outlaws all play into the game's ambitious reputation system.

MultiVersus – Joker’s Gameplay and Costumes Shown off in Newest Trailer

MultiVersus – Joker’s Gameplay and Costumes Shown off in Newest Trailer

Joker will be part of the MultiVersus roster when the game comes out on May 28 on PC and consoles.

Braid Anniversary Edition Review – River of Time

Braid Anniversary Edition Review – River of Time

Thekla, Inc.'s remaster brings new life to a beloved indie platformer, whether it's in the presentation or the...

Red Dead Redemption 1 PC Port Mentioned in Rockstar Game Launcher Files – Rumor

Red Dead Redemption 1 PC Port Mentioned in Rockstar Game Launcher Files – Rumor

PC is the only modern gaming platform without any legitimate way of playing the original Red Dead Redemption.