Wrong version of Dead Island released on Steam
Posted: 06.09.2011 17:23 by Comments: 14
A day one patch for the PC version of Dead Island was released, and it seems that the reason is almost comical - Deep Island released the wrong version of the game on Steam. Some players reported they could activate no clip with a press of a button - the reason is that the debug version was released.

According to Escapist Magazine, "A curious player started poking around the game's code, and discovered that the Steam version of the game is actually a developer build. There seems to be some dispute over whether this is a development build of the Xbox 360 version released by accident, or a master development build which all the other versions sprung from. Nevertheless, the consensus seems to be that someone has released the wrong version to the public, and that is what is causing all the problems."

This would imply the retail release of Dead Island for the PC works fine.

Let us know if you've encountered the strange bugs in the Steam edition of Dead Island.
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By Xyfer117 (SI Core) on Sep 06, 2011
Thats really funny
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Sep 06, 2011
That's a big "oops" for Steamworks.
By nocutius (SI Elite) on Sep 06, 2011
Ouch :).
Can't really blame steam for this though.
By JonahFalcon (SI Elite) on Sep 06, 2011
Buy retail. :D
By stuntkid (SI Elite) on Sep 06, 2011
By Kres (SI Elite) on Sep 06, 2011
I was actually waiting for this game. Anybody played it? Is it good? Never enough of slashing helpless zombies...
By AGBear (SI Newbie) on Sep 06, 2011
Mild review spoiler: it's mediocre. Full review to come very soon ;)
By neilmike (SI Core) on Sep 07, 2011
ha ha, are they stupid or what? surely they must have known ..yep, zombies bunch !!
By PowerJack (SI Elite) on Sep 07, 2011
Retail 4 T WIN!!!
By SiyaenSokol (SI Elite) on Sep 07, 2011
Lol, this is a big mess up. Luckily it works fine for PC, so I am happy, now all I need to do is purchase the game sometime this month!
By Revan (SI Elite) on Sep 07, 2011
That has to be a little embarrassing. Lol
They could just always blame it on Steam instead. :)
By prowelix (I just got here) on Sep 07, 2011
I actually love the game and I got to play the developer build (or whatever it was), which I found hilarious. Also, honestly a lot of people including myself have come to wonder if they meant to do that as a marketing ploy. A lot of people knew nothing about the game and I had only see a few commercials or anything for it. Now its all over the internet.