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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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