Dead Island 2 is receiving a port to “another platform” in the next year
Embracer Group CEO Lars Wingefors has revealed that the zombie RPG will be released on an unidentified platform within the next year.
- Wingefors discussed the game's solid sales performance after a strong launch window that saw it sell over one million copies in the first three days of its release during the company's recent quarterly earnings call (via VGC). "I think Dead Island had a really strong release window, and then we've seen more normal performance," Wingefors explained.
- When discussing the game's future and how the company plans to increase sales, the CEO mentioned that standard promotions as well as new content added to the title would be an improvement. However, he then hinted that the game will be released on a platform other than the Xbox One and Series X/S, PlayStation 4 and 5, and PC. "Then, looking ahead a year," the executive said, "we would have a release on another platform that will also drive multiple sales.”
- Wingefors did not elaborate on Embracer's future plans for the release, but it is assumed that it will be a Steam release due to the game's PC version currently being exclusive to the Epic Games Store since its April launch. It could also be a port to the Switch or even Nintendo's next console, which is expected to launch in the second half of 2024, with some studios already possessing development kits for the system.
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