If you bought Escape Dead Island and plan to play the Dead Island 2 beta on PS4, you're in luck - you'll get it a month earlier than anybody else.
Makes sense considering Sony's the one who showed it off at E3
I dont see the point in betas anymore, they really arent betas at all they are more like early demos, the bugs present in betas are usually still in the game at release. I dont like the fact betas are used as a marketing tool rather than what their intended use of bug fixing.
"I dont like the fact betas are used as a marketing tool rather than what their intended use of bug fixing." Really ? In your opinion they can't do both ?
Should have bought Master Chief Collection on launch day, you'd rethink your position on betas after. Agreed though, these days most betas are nothing more than a glorified demo under the guise of a beta.
prefer BETAs to demos personally as when a demo comes out servers are empty pretty much. This is the issue companies have with modern day gaming being very online. If you release a BETA you are not competing against your full game just yet. Not to mention content in BETAs are usually a lot bigger than demos..
I like betas way more than early reviews. Beta helped me decide not to buy The Crew.
I just want a beta for Uncharted 4, along with special limited edition copies like those lucky Uncharted 2 beta players got :)
If it we're a great game I would be pissed or annoyed but it's Dead island 2 and seeing how the first was garbage I expect the same garbage again in 2 .
I understand where you are coming from. The first one was indeed a mess. Will the devs learn? Not very common today, but we'll see.
Garbage?? Did you play the game? It was a pretty good game indeed.
These arent the same devs.
`The developers of Dead Island 2 are actually a completely different dev team (the creators of Spec Ops the Line), so while the first one and a half games were bad... You might wanna hold your judgement and see if this is any good.
Dead Island was garbage because the devs were rushed into making it. It wasn't what they wanted to create. You can read about it. They are making Dying Light which looks amazing. I think it will be much better than Dead Island 2. Spec Ops the line was pretty meh.
To each his own. Dead Island and Riptide were two of my favorite games of recent years. My friends and I put literally hundreds of hours into those games.
this reads a lot like the post I made on Neogaf about this like an hour ago lol
Now that this game is timed exclusive for 30 days, I think the fans won't rage or complaint because it is Sony. But if it isn't, and the devs choose Xbox 1 and MS, then chances are many kiddos will be angry and flood this news with hate and curse. Just because it is MS and not Sony. I'm just telling the truth based on my observation especially in this site.
It works both ways. Not N4G, but the gaming community.
You are 100% right. This would be completely unacceptable if it came a month early on the X1. Though from comments on this site and around the web the X1 fanbase seems to be more mature.
Definitely true, we would get a huge influx of MS is ruining the industry or money hatting conspiracies.
Great deal for people who have a PS4. I'm glad I sold my Xbox one when I had the chance and picked up the GTA5 and Last of Us bundle. Soon, ill be playing some Dead Island 2. Greatness awaits
You may have to rethink your username then :D
Just change the 's' to a 'd'. ;^) From what I've heard they've learned from the issues/feedback from the first game, so I'm hoping this sequel is even better.
I don't like when Microsoft does it and I don't like when playstation does it. This time exclusive stuff pisses me off.
PS4 best place to play.
That would be PC. PS4 however is the most convienant way to play.
But Steve, The PS4 doesn't have a Domino pizza app like on XB1 where you can order your favorite pepperoni and cheesy pizza while you play.
omg. those games that last like 4 days and are 2 weeks before launch, this is really how you do it. even if the gaem runs amazingly, its cool we get a beta :3
The first one was terrible couldn't play 30 minutes, I got it for free on GWG.
I like Zombies, never could get into dead island though. Shame. I would try a demo out of the new game, but I think Zombies have been so over done. We need something new.
and heres sony doing the same thing as microsoft, wheres the huge outcry? wheres the petitions? oh wait sony fans are ok with it since its for their system.
Ya poopstation 4 sucks all well we can let them have a turd game for a turd console lol.. turd!
I don't understand why betas are exclusive and timed exclusive. A beta's purpose is to test out how the game will run in the real world. To me, that just says they don't want the game to work well on the other platform... Whether it be Evolve (Where X1 gets the timed beta exclusive or Dead Island 2)... It is just telling gamers, "Don't buy it on the other platform on day one, because it probably won't work".
There are a couple explanations for this. Either A) They are also going to run a Beta on the Xbox, but PS4 is getting it early as a marketing gimmick. or B) They aren't really using this as a true beta test, and it's basically just a glorified demo.
Truth is, Sony is probably giving them extra marketing money to run a beta first and really it is just a glorified demo.
I'm actually pretty excited for this. Its been a while.
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