Despite an apparently long and troubled development punctuated by constant developer changes, Dead Island 2 is still around and will possibly return to prove itself in the coming months.
In recent days, insider Tom Henderson has suggested that Dead Island 2 should be back at the Game Awards 2022, or at least by the end of the year. Now he has shared a little additional information that will partly reinforce the expectations already provided. Taking to Twitter, Henderson reveals that new testing of Dead Island 2 is scheduled for next week at Dambuster Studios, a team based in Nottingham, UK and currently working on the ill-fated action/RPG horror game.
The insider also reveals that people called in for tests need to be paid £20 each for a four-hour test session. Other than that, no further details are available, though the closeness of the playtests can be interpreted as a signal of work being done regularly at Dambusters, at the very least making it more likely that the game could actually return in the final months of 2022.
Previous rumors have said that Dead Island 2 will be released in September 2022, with a new announcement coming in the summer.