An unfinished version of Dead Island, the tropical co-op zombie title from Techland, was mistakenly released on Steam in North America. According to Develop, the game’s publisher, Deep Silver, plans on replacing the developer-only version with proper retail code as soon as possible.

Sleuths on Steam and Dead Island forums uncovered code suggesting that the software was actually a pre-release console build:

< X b o x L i v e S u b m i s s i o n P r o j e c t V e r s i o n = " 2 . 0 . 5 0 3 3 0 . 0 " x m l n s = " h t t p : / / w w w . x b o x l i v e . c o m / x l a s t " >

< G a m e C o n f i g P r o j e c t n a m e = " D e a d I s l a n d D i s c X b o x 3 6 0 " t i t l e N a m e = " D e a d I s l a n d D i s c X b o x 3 6 0 " p r o j e c t V e r s i o n = " 1 . 0 0 . 0 9 3 4 . 0 " s c h e m a V e r s i o n = " 1 . 0 8 . 0 0 0 0 . 0 " v a l i d a t e A g a i n s t = " . . \ . . \ . . \ . . \ . . \ U s e r s \ t e c h l a n d \ A p p D a t a \ L o c a l \ M i c r o s o f t \ X b o x L i v e \ 4 B 4 D 0 7 D F . p a r t n e r \ . . \ . . \ 4 B 4 D 0 7 D F . p a r t n e r \ . . \ . . \ 4 B 4 D 0 7 D F . p a r t n e r \ . . \ . . \ 4 B 4 D 0 7 D F . p a r t n e r \ D e a d I s l a n d . x l a s t " c l a s s i f i c a t i o n = " B a s e G a m e " t i t l e I d = " 0 x 4 B 4 D 0 7 D F " m u l t i p l a y e r = " t r u e " t i t l e T y p e = " 1 " a r n = " 0 x 5 5 E 2 C 5 D 2 F 1 4 A F 9 " >

Other errors and undefined variables in the code could explain the vast array of bugs and multiplayer connectivity issues, as well as the ability to clip through environments with the press of a button. Deep Silver hopes to address a whole host of problems (which have been catalogued by Destructoid) with its day-one patch.

If you have been eagerly awaiting Dead Island ever since its clever debut trailer released in February, you may want to wait a little longer.

Source: Develop

 

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  • Chazprime - Tuesday, September 06, 2011 - link

    as soon as the retail code is finished, of course Reply
  • Skott - Tuesday, September 06, 2011 - link

    Oops! I wonder if the guy that made that goof lost his job? Reply
  • C'DaleRider - Tuesday, September 06, 2011 - link

    I think you left out a word, like HAVE.

    Damn, HIRE A COPY EDITOR.

    It's quite obvious the writers cannot edit their own writing worth a darn and it just looks wholly unprofessional.
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  • seamonkey79 - Wednesday, September 07, 2011 - link

    But, we we so excited. Reply
  • Proxy711 - Wednesday, September 07, 2011 - link

    And now the multiplayer servers are down....god worst game that I've been a part of by far. Reply

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