In the latest chapter of the saga that has been Dead Island 2's development, current developer Dambuster Studios has announced that the game's release has been pushed back to April 28th, 2023. This is roughly a 12 week delay from the previous February 3rd release date. The team made the announcement via the game's official Twitter account.
— Dead Island (@deadislandgame) November 17, 2022
As the developer's message states, the team wanted to "take the time we need to make sure we can launch a game we're proud to launch." It also mentions the Dead Island 2 Showcase airing on December 6th.
We first reported all the way back in 2014 on the follow-up to the hit 2011 action-roleplaying horror original Dead Island when it was announced at that year's E3 event. For those who've been waiting all this time for a proper sequel to Dead Island (the Escape Dead Island and Dead Island: Retro Revenge spinoffs notwithstanding), a few more weeks will surely be worth the wait. Especially with the Dead Island 2 Showcase to hold us over. Be sure to check it out on Twitch or over on YouTube. Or you can catch it on the Dead Island website.