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UPDATE: Dead Island: Epidemic will release in 2014, Deep Silver has confirmed.

"I can only recommend giving dead island epidemic a try," Deep Silver creative director Guido Eickmeyer said in a Reddit AMA. "Honestly, I love this one and it will be out next year. So whilst not being an MMO, i think you should have a close look. Especially if you are an multiplayer entusiast [sic]."

ORIGINAL STORY: Deep Silver has announced Dead Island: Epidemic, a free-to-play Zombie Online Multiplayer Battle Arena game - or ZOMBA - heading to PC.

Dead Island: Epidemic sees three teams fighting against each other in a "desperate fight for survival", and is said to feature "all the trademark elements that are part of a Dead Island experience".

It isn't yet known who is developing the title, or whether Dead Island creator Techland is developing it in tandem with Warner Bros' Dying Light.

More on Dead Island: Epidemic will be announced at Gamescom later this month.

Source: Deep Silver press release

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Bloodstorm@ MJTH

This is deep silver we're talking about. Watch as they cancel this in 6 months time.
Posted 18:31 on 08 August 2013
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"I can only recommend giving dead island epidemic a try". Souns a tad insecure about the game, there.

I don't even play those kinds of games but, like MJTH pointed out, I just don't get how Dead Island can be turned into a (good) MOBA.
Posted 18:16 on 08 August 2013
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Oh my... Seriously? Of all the genres of games that Dead Island could possibly have come back as, a MOBA is literally the last thing I would ever come up with. EVER...

This game will obviously be a cheap cash in on the now popular genre, but I can't see how in any way the Dead Island franchise could possibly make the transition to MOBA. It'd probably be more like smite then Dota, but who knows?

What would be the character classes? Zombie 1, Zombie 2, Man with Cricket bat, Woman with sword, People with guns? What would be the active and passive abilities, the ultimates, the thing the two sides are protecting? What would the creeps be? Last time I checked, zombies don't have loyalties to any specific team.

This is single-handedly the dumbest idea I've heard in a long time.
Posted 17:10 on 08 August 2013

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