- Dead Island 2 exceeded expectations, becoming one of the best games in its genre, despite familiar mechanics and lack of replay value.
- The upcoming SOLA Festival DLC will focus on human interaction and is scheduled for release in Q2 2024.
- Dead Island 2 will launch on another platform this year, potentially Steam and possibly Nintendo Switch, attracting new and veteran players.
2023 was a great year for video games, with many of its highly anticipated games becoming huge successes. However, while most of last year’s anticipated releases were expected to make waves in the gaming industry, none were as big a surprise as Dead Island 2. Deep Silver Dambuster Studios’ sequel to the hit zombie survival game from 2011 quickly became one of the best in the genre, despite some all-too-familiar mechanics and a lack of replay value that has left many players wanting.
Kicking off 2024, there aren’t many plans for more Dead Island 2 content, but with the success of its Haus DLC under its wings, it aims to soar to greater heights by whatever means necessary. Despite a lack of announcements from Dambuster about more content for Dead Island 2, fans shouldn’t be so quick to write it off, as the game still has content yet to be released.
What to Expect From Dead Island 2’s Sola Festival DLC
All eyes are now turning toward Dead Island 2’s upcoming Sola Festival DLC, and fans can already get a good overview of what to expect from it.
Dead Island 2’s SOLA Festival DLC Will Launch in Q2 2024
Dead Island 2 may lack a significant amount of replay value, but Dambuster has not neglected the game by any means. The developer released the dark and quirky Dead Island 2 Haus DLC in November 2023 to positive reviews, leaving many fans anxiously awaiting what would come next for the zombie slasher. Thankfully, more content is planned for release in 2024, and it will be coming sooner rather than later.
Dead Island 2: SOLA Festival is currently slated for a release sometime in the second quarter of 2024. Dambuster hasn’t revealed much about Dead Island 2‘s SOLA Festival DLC yet, but the DLC’s description states “LA’s party people can greenwash their way to ecstasy and save the planet, one rave at a time.” This implies that, much like the Haus DLC, SOLA will have more of a focus on human interaction than the base game, in which players had mostly zombies to keep them company.
As Dead Island 2: SOLA Festival will be released sometime in Q2 2024, it’s possible to speculate on when it will launch when considering Dead Island 2‘s history. The base game for Dead Island 2 was released in April 2023, the beginning of Q2 of that year. It’s possible then that Dambuster has plans to release SOLA in April 2024, as that would be the first anniversary of the game. In any case, fans can expect the release of the DLC sometime between April and June.
Dead Island 2 Will Launch on Another Platform in 2024
Dead Island 2 was originally released on PS4/PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Windows via the Epic Games Store, but many fans have awaited the game’s release on other platforms as well. Fortunately, it was revealed in August 2023 that the hit zombie survival game would be launching on another platform in 2024, though precisely which platform has yet to be disclosed. However, there are some clear indications of which platform Dead Island 2 may find its way to based on the game’s development history.
During its initial development cycle, Dead Island 2 was briefly added to Steam in 2016 before being removed. However, development for the game continued until its 2023 release, but it never again graced the Steam platform with its presence. This, and the Epic Games Store’s history of timed exclusives remaining on the platform for at least a year, seem to indicate that Dead Island 2 will come to Steam sometime this year, but not until at least April. Furthermore, it’s possible the game could also see a Nintendo Switch release.
While there aren’t many plans for Dead Island 2 in 2024, there are plans nonetheless, so fans can continue anticipating more time in Dambuster’s brilliantly crafted zombie-infested streets of L.A. very soon. With the SOLA Festival DLC on its way and the game releasing on another platform, Dead Island 2 will surely see an influx of new and veteran players later this year.
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Dead Island 2 is scheduled to release in February 2023, almost ten years after it was originally announced. The game has switched development studios twice in that time; it was originally developed by German company Yager Development, then by British studio Sumo Digital, before another British company, Dambuster Studios, took over.
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