Dead Island Epidemic shutting down
This is what happens when you try to create a franchise instead of a good game. Deep Silver, the publishers of Dead Island Epidemic has just announced that they will be shutting down the servers on the 15th of October. All items in the in-game shop will be heavily discounted until then. Here is the official word from the publisher:
“Ever since starting with the Closed Alpha, and all the way through the Closed Beta and Open Beta, we’ve received a great amount of useful criticism and encouraging feedback from our players. This has been invaluable for all the teams involved in developing the game,” say Deep Silver. “Over the past weeks and months we’ve been evaluating how to proceed with Dead Island: Epidemic and looking towards the future for the game. We’re sad to announce today that we’ve come to the conclusion to cease further development.”
Personally I never got to play the game, which is weird given how obsessed I can be with zombies, but from what I hear the game isn’t all that great anyway, so… good riddance? It’s just a shame it never got to get out of beta.