Deep Silver teases Dead Island 3

Creative director Guido Eickmeyer says "I would not expect the series to stop at this point."

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There may be a third installment in the Dead Island series on the way, according to comments made today from Deep Silver creative director Guido Eickmeyer.

Asked during a Reddit AMA if there would be a Dead Island part three, Eickmeyer said, "I would not expect the series to stop at this point :)"

The most recent entry in the series is Dead Island: Riptide, which released in April. Eickmeyer added that if a new entry were to be made, the game would remain a non-linear experience.

"I would say that exploration in an open-world game is key to being fun," he said. "Size is not the only answer here as not every gamer would like to have a Day Z kind of experience, but you want to feel being part of a world, not a linear corridor of events."

Eickmeyer added that a Hawaiian setting for a new entry in the series "would be awesome," but said nothing is decided yet. "I can only ask you to wait a bit further, then some really nice things will be revealed about the future of Dead Island," he said.

Earlier this week, Deep Silver announced Dead Island: Epidemic, a free-to-play MOBA game set in the zombie-filled universe.

Discussion

222 comments
bdx777
bdx777

Subtitles don't always mean sequels, sometimes it means spinoffs, and I hope that Riptide was just a spinoff because it was absolutely terrible. 

AppyHappyLad
AppyHappyLad

LMFAO! Dead Island 1 wasn't bad but number 2 really did suck LMAO!

angelofbeast198
angelofbeast198

i have always say this game just need a bit of touch from call of duty ( zombie) control just imagine the call of duty zombie control in this game and you tell me what the result are 

djames12345
djames12345

I dont understand how hard it is to come up with a decent zombie game thats a survival and not full of shit

Gankstar_VX84
Gankstar_VX84

I want a new Chrome. I mean sure it was just a FPS game, but it was a fuckin damn good one, I loved it, it was one of the games that pioneered the introduction of havoc physics, a Far Cry esque open world shooter segregated into levels, had all sorts of abilities etc. 

They had Chrome 2 in the works, looked amazing but nothing appeared, cept Dead Island pff I'm all for zombies but DI wasn't even as good as borderlands and that was bad.

deliman
deliman

Maybe the third one will actually be worth playing...

MrStygian
MrStygian

For the love of all that is holy, no more Dead Islands please.

Samus_rules
Samus_rules

He'd not expect the series to stop at this point? What a shame all the rest of us thought it would. How about not making this one feel like a piece of DLC and maybe filling in the plotholes? 

vadagar1
vadagar1

frankly seeing players chuck noris-ing zombies just made me puke in my eye sockets....

wtf kinda of shit is that?!! it was not a survival game, it was how many zombies u can kill game 

vadagar1
vadagar1

wow just wow

3rd mediocre part of the mediocre game of mediocrity?!!! dafq is going on??!!

Grenadeh
Grenadeh

I've been a staunch supporter of the game since day 1 but guys, you need to fix the game first before you release a third. Maybe a real sequel next time. I literally haven't even played riptide since release day because of the co-op glitch.

DemoKnight10656
DemoKnight10656

they should make dead island 3 for xbox one in a sorta mmo type zombie survival  not like dayz just add more zones like you gotta paddle to island or drive to jungles/cities keep the original cast (not the new guy) let us be are own survivors and just add new weapon types mods vechiles make the textures better add finishers and fix the glitches and you got yourself a award winning game

ZombieGuy78
ZombieGuy78

so... riptide as the 2nd? ... so... next borderlands will be borderlands 14? because, you know... there's 2 games and 12 dlc's.... and some of those dlc's are actually longer than riptide....

wait... that means there will be a SFxTekken 336 ?!?!? holy crap i was stuck on the first one D:

telaros
telaros

WOW 2 hasn't even been out that long and already a part 2? Well, if you want to actually call Riptide a part two anyways, that was more like a copy pasted part 1 with a couple new areas to explore.

They didn't even try making an intro for Riptide. They just wanted some quick cash in on the success of the first one. And even that one lost it's luster quick in the open City areas. Like not fun at all type.

Making a part three? They aren't gonna sell shit if they don't completely redesign the game from the ground up to offer something COMPLETELY new far as experience and gameplay go.

slither444
slither444

why to patch the second one, lets make 3rd one! yess!

davetbeau
davetbeau

I want to hear more on Dying Light.


R4gn4r0k
R4gn4r0k

Let's hope they make this a big improvement and fixes the things wrong with Dead Island and Riptide. Because the series does have a lot of potential.

toecutter00
toecutter00

Or as known to anyone who's played the series, Dead Island 1.3

Errorcutive
Errorcutive

make more METRO that thing is wayyyyyy better than stupid zombie game, and it have real scare

metalblinga
metalblinga

wait so dead island riptide wasn't a dlc? now there's gonna be a third? who keeps funding this!?

KemistiOMg
KemistiOMg

shouldn't they do DI 2 first? because riptide sure was not DI 2, more like DI 1.1

Talavaj
Talavaj

Haters gonna hate, meanwhile I think the Dead Island was the best zombie game in recent history tied with the State of Decay.

OH NOES. but Riptide wasn't a proper sequel ! Yeah, and it also wasn't priced as one. You mad ?

Vienreich
Vienreich

Dead Island became big solely due to one of the best and most deceptive game trailers ever made, where one got the impression that the game would focus on emotion and family in the midst of a zombie breakout. Instead we got dumbed down hack&slash grinding crap, and secondly it became big for its co op. The game itself had nothing to offer except just grinding zombies and doing mundane tasks. Very disappointing game. 

Homeless-_-
Homeless-_-

Another copy paste job then, damn shame, this franchise could have been great, making a sequel with little to no improvements when improvements were needed just isn't going to cut it.

mezati4
mezati4

ITS MILKING TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

robbiejones
robbiejones

so if their (b) team made riptide and their (a) team is making dying light or whatever it's called than that means their incompetent (b) team is making another dead island title

getupandboogie
getupandboogie

I actually liked riptide. If you are playing most games with a couple mates and not taking it too seriously you can have a lot of fun with any, so called, 'bad' games....

Agent_Vincent87
Agent_Vincent87

I thought I read somewhere that "Riptide" was supposed to be more like a Dead Island 1.5 instead of a part 2...like when Assassin's Creed didn't go straight to a part 3, because they made a quite a few before AC3.  So wouldn't the next DI game be "part 2"...only more polished?

kremly
kremly

Add some split screen for the love of god

steelmouth
steelmouth

I thought we hated this game so how the hell does it keep making enough money to get squeals

kalpesh_78
kalpesh_78

@vadagar1 I hate fast zombies. I like them when they were slow and uneducated.

ZombieGuy78
ZombieGuy78

@telaros But theyll add six more points to distribute on your already existing abilities :D and recycle the same enemies with different pallete swaps :D  and add the all new metal bat with spikes and the 8-bullet revolver :D

kalpesh_78
kalpesh_78

@Talavaj we don't hate it. We hate it the way its going. we'd like them to get it back on course. I loved the first one. Riptide had nothing new to offer.

Pyrosa
Pyrosa

@Talavaj State of Decay beats the Hell out of Dead Island:Riptide.  Sure, I gradually spend a couple of hours per week in Riptide for some zombie-crunching goodness (which is truly crunchy melee fun)...  But it lacks any kind of tension or challenge.   State of Decay, however, was a must-play every single night until the endgame.  I'll have beaten 3-4 other games before wanting to log enough hours in Riptide to complete it.

Riptide: Quite fun in small doses, particularly w/friends.

State of Decay: ESSENTIAL net-new gaming experience.


4le_breVVer
4le_breVVer

@Vienreich It was an awesome trailer but just a trailer. If you didn't know that game trailers don't necessarily reflect the actual game content, then now you know! Why do you think so many ppl here say 'nice trailer but show me gameplay?'

max-hit
max-hit

@steelmouth Believe it or not most people buy games based on the box art or the name.

Vienreich
Vienreich

@4le_breVVer It should be outlawed to create trailer/commercial that are in no way reflected in the actual product. This applies to most products where a commercial lying about its product can be sued, but it hasn't caught up with games just yet so they can be deceptive and trick us all they want.

getupandboogie
getupandboogie

@RC-Sev @getupandboogie agree with you completely. Probably should've expanded my first comment to state that i dont think i would bother going through on my own. :)

steelmouth
steelmouth

@max-hit @steelmouth lol we use to do that with movies back when I was a kid, I automatically thought the movies was good with there was some muscular dude, guns and explosions on the cover