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Creative Producer: ‘Dead Island: Riptide is not a Sequel’ [Inc. New Screenshots]

The issue of the ‘1.5’ reputation plagues many a sequel, when audiences set their expectations so high that anything short of a giant leap forward will see the videogame considered a revision rather than an innovation by many. While developers and publishers are often quick to dismiss any such idea, Deep Silver isn’t so worried about this reputation being attached to the forthcoming Dead Island: Riptide. In fact, they positively encourage it.

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ChrisR21311309d ago

If it's not a sequel, what the hell is it?

shaun mcwayne1309d ago (Edited 1309d ago )

Its just a cash grab. I think.

Zichu1309d ago

I don't understand why they keep saying it's not a sequel... If it follows on from the previous game, then it's a sequel.

Tdmd1309d ago

“Dead Island: Riptide is the next instalment in the Dead Island franchise but it is not the sequel to Dead Island.”
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“We wanted to provide more ‘Dead Island’ to players relatively fast and also to continue the story where we had left off, so it made sense to use the same – but improved – engine as Dead Island. The core mechanics are the same and a lot of things are familiar.”

So, they kept the name, engine, core mechanics and are continuing the story of their previous game, but this Dead Island is NOT a sequel to the last Dead Island... wtf?

nikrel1309d ago

Think of Di:R as the nest episode of DI not season 2.

This isn't Dead Island 2, i'm sure a true sequel will be " Dead World " or something of that nature.

Seems more like an expansion(pack) of the current story, not a new story & maybe Deep Silver thinks a all brand new story will be Dead Island 2.

Tres211309d ago

o so its not a sequel does that mean its gonna cost less than a sequel?

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