What Platforms will Dead Island 2 Be On – Answered

Where can't you play Dead Island 2 might be the real question.

Fans of the visceral (and altogether fun) Dead Island series have been waiting for a sequel since 2011. And now that it’s finally here, you might be wondering if it will be appearing on your favorite platform. To that end, here’s the answer to your question: what platforms will Dead Island 2 be on?

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What Platforms will Dead Island 2 Be On – Answered

If you’re anything like me, you’ve been waiting with bated breath for the sequel to Dead Island since 2011. A lot’s changed since then, but everything we’ve seen about the gameplay so far looks amazing. There’s even a bespoke gore system because who doesn’t like their viscera extra shiny and bloody?

But will you be able to play it? Or will you need to buy an entirely new platform just to see the Dead Island 2 sequel we’ve all been waiting for?

The answer is probably more reassuring than you think. Dead Island 2 is going big and hard with an April 21 release that will see it on pretty much every major platform.

That’s right, you can expect to see it on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S. The only place it won’t be is the Nintendo Switch and Steam. The latter is particularly strange, as you can grab the Dead Island Definitive Collection on Steam for a mere $39.57, which is great if you want to brush up on your Dead Island lore.

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But that doesn’t mean it won’t ever come to Steam! The vast majority of games released exclusively for PC via the Epic Games Store are timed exclusives. This exclusion clause generally lasts one year. Which means we can expect a Steam release for Dead Island 2 on April 21, 2024, at the earliest.

Now that you know where you can play Dead Island 2, you might be wondering if your buddies can join you. Check out our article here for more information: Will Dead Island 2 Have Multiplayer – Answered.

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Daphne Fama
A Staff Writer at Prima Games since 2022, Daphne Fama spends an inordinate amount playing games of all stripes but has a soft spot for horror, FPS, and RPGs. When she’s not gaming, she’s an author and member of the Horror Writers Association with a debut novel coming out in 2025. In a previous life, she was an attorney but found she preferred fiction to contracts and forms