While Dead Island is receiving a day one patch to address many of the game’s issues, that patch will not fix the enormously botched launch of the game on Steam, where a development build of the game was erroneously uploaded in lieu of the actual, complete game. Publisher Deep Silver has finally acknowledged the issue through their Facebook page, but as of now, there is no exact time frame as far as when it will be rectified.
Players discovered early this morning that the version of the game downloaded through Steam was an incomplete dev build of the game, giving them access to a bizarre array of debugging tools and preventing certain game elements from functioning properly.
Deep Silver said that they “deeply regret that an incorrect version of Dead Island was inadvertently made available to players on Steam launch in North America.”
“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.”
The posting goes on to assure that this issue is limited to the North American version of the game, and that other territories will not be affected. The game is still set to release outside of North America this Friday.
Hopefully Steam users won’t have to wait too long to get their hands on the real version of Dead Island. In the meantime, they can amuse themselves by achieving some unprecedented speedrun times.