Dead Island: Epidemic has come to an end before it really started. That’s what it says on the official Dead Island: Epidemic website, anyway, seeing as they’ve decided to cease development on the game; the servers will be switched off on October 15th.
The developers have thanked the support from fans so far:
‘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.’
‘We’re sad to announce today that we’ve come to the conclusion to cease further development.’
They’re leaving their servers open until October 15th, in which time you can get discounts on all characters and should spend any remaining currency you have. The only thing they haven’t clarified is whether or not there’s a refund system in place for if you have an outstanding balance when the game closes.
The PC MOBA by Deep Silver (who actually referred to it as ZOMBA – Zombie Online Multiplayer Battle Arena), won’t see it’s day as a fully complete game. It’s closed alpha made it to closed beta, then to free open Early Access beta, but this is where it ends.
Don’t worry too much though, Dead Island fans, because Dead Island 2 – while recently delayed to 2016 – is still in development for consoles and PC, even if Deep Silver have yet to replace developers Yager… It’s not the end of the world, but maybe it’s time panic.