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Dead Island 2 Cross Platform Guide: Is Dead Island 2 Cross Play?

With Dead Island 2 just around the corner, many players may be wondering if the new Dead Island is cross play. The game will feature 4-player co-op, allowing them to explore Hell-A with 3 other friends. However, players might be a bit disappointed with the answer about Dead Island 2 cross platform play.

Will Dead Island 2 Have Crossplay?

Per an official tweet from the @deadislandgame accountDead Island 2 will not be cross platform. This means that if you have an Xbox and your friends are on PlayStation, you’re out of luck if you want to play Dead Island 2 together with them. You’ll be relegated to playing with friends on the same console ecosystem as you. This is quite unfortunate news, especially in an age where nearly every game features crossplay as a standard feature. Right when other platforms like PlayStation gets Discord support, perfect for cross platform multiplayer, Dead Island 2 unfortunately doesn’t support this crossplay.

A sequel to 2011’s Dead IslandDead Island 2 is a sequel more than a decade in the making. After years of development hell, the game is finally being released. The game has, however, gotten pretty middling reviews from critics as of the time of writing.

Despite the fact that it seems like the game connects to Epic Games servers, Dead Island 2 doesn’t have crossplay on those servers. It seems like the game could have utilized the same multiplayer infrastructure as Epic’s games like Rocket League or Fall Guys. Unfortunately, though, no cross platform multiplayer is present for Dead Island 2.

Dead Island 2 is set to be released on April 21, 2023 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and Epic Games Store. Playing some different open world games instead? Check out our guides on GTA Online!