Last night before I hit the sack I set up a download of the Steam version of Techland's Dead Island. This morning I woke up to what many others discovered last night — this doesn't seem to be the right version of the game.

Is it an early build? Did some sort of debug copy make its way online? While we wait on publisher Deep Silver's answer, let's take a look at what is going wrong on Steam's Dead Island, aside from the whole undead plague thing.

As you can see, I'm definitely going places I should not be, and seeing things from an angle that's less than flattering.

Further mucking about I managed to warp my way to a balcony with a freshly-risen zombie on it. I was completely helpless without weapons, but that was okay; she didn't notice me anyway.

Kotaku has reached out to Deep Silver regarding the situation, and will update should we receive a response.

In the meantime, whee.

Update: Deep Silver hass responded to our inquiries with the following statement:

"We 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."

I just checked my Steam copy of the game, and the shortcuts i used no longer work. Nor does my save game.


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