Steam gets "incorrect version" of Dead Island

Deep Silver admits mistakes after players complain of bugs

Steam gets "incorrect version" of Dead Island

Deep Silver admits mistakes after players complain of bugs

Publisher Deep Silver has admitted that Steam players received the "incorrect version" of zombie games Dead Island, developed by Polish company TechLand.

The steam forums currently contain 14 pages of issues reported by players, including freezing, crashes, and smaller issues with controls. Other users suggest that the published version is actually a development build, rather than the finished game.

"We deeply regret that an incorrect version of Dead Island was inadvertently made available to players on Steam launch in North America," said the official statement on the game's Facebook page.

"We are very sorry for any issues you may have experienced while playing the game-the correct, patched version will be made available to North American players ASAP. Other territories are not affected by this situation, the fully patched game will be available on Friday as announced."

Techland's patch is said to include 37 separate fixes.

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Latest comments (6)

Its hard to tell what the final gameplay can be like. In this instance, I think the pre order extras should be included as standard for all those choosing to purchase this game after launch.
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Andrew Goodchild Studying development, Train2Game6 years ago
I'd be interested to hear, forgetting the bugs, the first impressions. I'm guessing a lot of people got interested after THAT trailer, and from what I gather, the game is very far removed.
That's not to say it won't be a ok, good or even great game, but even if it is the latter, will the reception be soured for those anticipating sometjing else?
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Kevin Clark-Patterson Lecturer in Games Development, Lancaster and Morecambe College6 years ago
Development build meaning the Xbox 360 dev version
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Chris Nash QA Engineer 6 years ago
No, a dev version with an Xbox 360 XML file left in it. An Xbox 360 build wouldn't run natively on a PC, nor would Steam be likely to accept such a build!
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Jeffrey Ates Critic/Writer/Enthusiast 6 years ago
Believe me, after 8 hours in with the proper version of the game, and despite the bug with surround sound( i had 2 turn it off) and multi gpu systems (Changed the settings in the nvidia panel), the game is a BLAST to play. Its gritty, realistic, beautiful, runs great despite some pop in (Gona fix with some settings.ini changes). With the game betting all its cards on gameplay, its truly a VERY unsettling and brutal game :D
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Well, as a heads up - if you fancy playing Dead Island: SE on consoles, are offering the best (fair) pre-order rates of 29.99 XBOX360/PS3

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