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Early Access title Dead Island: Epidemic is being scrapped

Deep Silver has confirmed that Early Access MOBA Dead Island: Epidemic will be killed off next month.

This means that those who paid 29.99 for the starter pack, which included a number of items to be delivered upon the game’s official launch, will never receive their goods.

The publisher has said that large discounts” will be offered on all content between now and the title’s deactivation on October 15th.

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. This has been invaluable for all the teams involved in developing the game,” a Steam update explained.

Over the past weeks and months we’ve been evaluating how to proceed with Dead Island: Epidemic and looking towards the future for the game. We’re sad to announce today that we’ve come to the conclusion to cease further development.”

Earlier this year Deep Silver delayed Dead Island 2 to 2016, before subsequently going on to drop the game’s developer Yager.

Last week it was revealed that Undead Labs’ Early Access title Moonrise is also being shut down.

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