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About a year and a half ago, Spunkify and I did what I swear was a BombLive for Deep Silver’s Dead Island: Epidemic, the self-proclaimed “ZOMBA” (Zombie Battle Arena) by Deep Silver. I can’t seem to find that video on the site or on YouTube, but here’s the First Look if you’ve forgotten what it was about. Strangely, I actually kinda liked it, and it was something I always poked into every few months to see how it was coming along.

I say “was” and “liked” because Deep Silver announced earlier this week that the game, still in beta, would be shut down on Oct. 15. In the meantime, Deep Silver will heavily discount characters and boosts to give you something to spend your currency on. There’s no talk of any refunds being offered.

Back in July, Deep Silver severed ties with Dreadnought maker Yager, which was developing Dead Island 2, so perhaps there needed to be a shuffling of resources and DI:E got caught in the crossfire. It’s too bad, because I thought Dead Island: Epidemic did some clever and unique things to shake up the standard MOBA gameplay, from its setting to crafting to three-team battles. It might have just been a little too niche to, well, survive.

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  1. Piece of shit died. So noone cares. I hope there are more trash games like this that gonna die soon. Stop making shit games. I hope they learnd there lesson wasted money wasted time…….

  2. It’s a shame, they really ought to have focussed more heavily on the coop / PvE part of the game which by their own admittance they didn’t understand the popularity of.
    I was once going to get in on the closed beta testers team and speaking to the guy who contacted me about it (who did so because of a review i left + feed back on forums etc) he didn’t seem to understand the allure of the PvE which seemed to echo the actual developers thoughts. It’s a shame, they should have focused on that / X-hero style gameplay (from another WC3 mod) than the moba part, which always suffered from having 3 teams as opposed to an equal number.

  3. Well 0 players online and no one ever played pvp and the heroes where so expensive you would rather pay money to unlock them.

    I uninstalled after 1 hour of playing it and also this piece of garbage will not be missed…

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  5. I thought the game was very good, except for the giant paywall that halted progression for F2P players. I would have spent money on it too if it wasn’t over $20 to purchase anything.

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