dead island 2 xbox

Deep Silver has announced that the long-in-development Dead Island 2 is now launching a bit earlier than anticipated! Sure, the move is probably not going to make up for the years and years worth of delays, but Dead Island 2 now hits Xbox on April 21st, 2023.

The game's previous release date was locked in for April 28th, just a week later than its new date. However, the game has already gone gold says publisher Deep Silver, which helps facilitate the new launch date.

The team doesn't go into any more detail on any other reasons behind the shift, but we can think of a potential one - Star Wars Jedi: Survivor. EA and Respawn Entertainment recently delayed the upcoming Star Wars adventure by a few weeks to help polish the game up before a new April 28th launch.

Is this just a mere coincidence? Who's to know. Either way, you can all look forward to splattering zombies all over the place a little earlier when Dead Island 2 launches for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S on April 21st.

Is this a day one buy for you? Let us know if you'll be exploring Dead Island 2 this April!