Matt writes: "Five years ago, Deep Silver revealed Dead Island 2 to the world. Recently, the game has become available to pre-order in the Microsoft Store."
I remember seeing a commercial for it while watching TWD. Crazy to think that was 5 years ago though.
Yeah. When they said it's been 5 years, I was like holy crap
a typical dead island game will take as long. hopefully it's benefited from the time.
it feels so long ago since I saw that commercial as well
That's defo gonna be at the Xbox conference
That'd be good for Xbox if true. Loved that trailer back in the day.
would think it would be on both Systems. State of Decay 2 is already on PC and Xbox so not necessary to be an exclusive
That would be awesome
It's by Sumo Digital, so not having any hope for this after Crackdown 3
You do realize they've released great games in the past, right? Crackdown 3 had a really troubled development, and that wasn't solely Sumo Digital's fault.
Dude ..this game has been in development hell just like crackdown 3 Not a good sign
Right. But that's because the game was scrapped and they changed devs. Sumo Digital wasn't involved at the beginning.
The premises of a Zombie game taking place in California is exciting. Maybe there could even be versions of the GTA 5 crew in the game at some point
Alright now I'm curious
No. Its IP is owned by Deep Silver, as far as I'm aware, which is now owned by THQ Nordic. They are always Multiplatform games - it's probably even coming to the Switch (albeit at a later date)
Are thq Nordic too big for ms to buy? I don't think it will happen, but it's an interesting thought.
@conqnlifts - yeah, ThQ are practically SEGA, maybe bigger. They have something silly like 80 games in development. They’ve been buying defunct studios and IPs for years. The catalogue that THQ now owns is massive. They wouldn’t give in to MS for a bit of cash, they own too many money printing IPs they can use themselves. MS needs to stop buying third party devs tbh. They need to make more original studios and stop buying out companies to restrict games from other platforms.
Yea Microsoft makes bad games Rob because some outdated trophy information says so right?
After this long @ss delay this game better shock the absolute sh/!t outta me.
Hopefully it’s good. I remember being really hyped for the first one but it turning out to be mediocre at best.
I really like the first game, the only problem was it had a lot of bugs. I never got to finish it, I got to the last stages trying to get 100% completion about 80hrs in and it crashed, corrupting my saved game lol and I didn't want to start over. But I did enjoy playing it.
I thought everyone was suffering from zombie "fatigue".
they just spammed so much zombie games during those years. The number of zombie games definitely slowed down thank god.
Who said everyone was?
Everyone said this . Lol You asked
I definitely have been. I've been trying to play Days Gone, but it's difficult.
Microsoft most likely paid for its development like it did for Dead rising 4
Nope. THQ Nordic bought Deep Silver a while ago - they are most likely the ones who have re-funded it and brought it back to like (ironically). It'll be one of the THQ surprises they have to show at E3
This is owned by THQ Nordic. A quick Google search would have told you that.
i hope this time it will be less bug-ridden
Who cares...Dead Island 1 was ok until Dying Light came out. Dying Light 2 will trump this in every way.
Isn't Dying Light 2 more of a city building game than a zombie game ? That's the the vibe I got at the reveal but to be honest I haven't read a word about it since then. Dying Light 1 i still great thou, so even if Dying Light 2 bombs or so (unlikely) I can keep on playing Dying Light 1.
Thought it was cancel tbh, when was this announced again.
The only updates since the 2014 announcement were that Sumo Digital was taking over development (and they mentioned it was "still in development" in 2017 and 2018 despite no announcements or screenshots/trailers), and that THQ Nordic bought Deep Silver so it's now one of their franchises. It's been in development hell and has been vaporware until just this month when the preorders went live.
Did anyone else spot Barbara Bush? @1:28.
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