About the zombie game Dead Island 2 (far 19:00€ in to buy) Something like a never-ending story has evolved over the past few years. Time and time again there were transitions, development problems, new teams, and every now and then there was a subtle sign of life. There is no specific release date yet.
However, there was the youngest of them Investors Conference Q&A session with Lars Wingefors, Managing Director of Embracer Group, which includes THQ Nordic and Deep Silver (the publisher of Dead Island 2) about the recently ended fiscal quarter. The question-and-answer moderator ruled out this expectation: “People have kind of written off Dead Island 2 because they don’t know if it still exists. But it obviously is. Personally, I would at least expect it to be rolled out in this — sorry, next fiscal year. Is that possible? Expect from the game It has been in development for probably ten years.”
Wingefors did not explicitly address this bait. However, he answered in a very evasive manner, leaving plenty of room for speculation: “I can’t talk about Dead Island 2 as it hasn’t been announced like that by the publisher. But we have an unannounced AAA title that thinks it’s Dead Island 2. It’s hard for me to say that for further comment. But I’m looking forward to the matches that haven’t been announced yet.” “.
This answer doesn’t make fans smarter either. Especially because he clearly ignored the announcement trailer made at E3 in 2014 – even though Deep Silver wasn’t part of the Embracer Group at the time. Should Dead Island 2 actually appear in the next fiscal year, the release will be released between April 2022 and March 2023.
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