COVID-19 work adjustments hold back the popular franchise
June 2, 2020 – Today, publisher Headup announced a slight delay for their rogue-like tactics survival game Dead Age 2. The official statement reads as follows:
“Due to the necessary work adjustments during the COVID-19 lockdown which were necessary to keep everyone at good health, the current version of Dead Age 2 did not quite reach the technical quality standards that the studio and us have set and wanted to achieve for the Early Access Release on June 3rd – we are close but simply not 100% there yet…
As we strive for the highest quality even for an Early Access release and as we feel we also owe this to you, the players, we mutually decided to postpone the Early Access to July 16, 2020 to secure the best possible game experience.
We apologize to everyone who counted down the last couple of weeks. And please believe us: This decision was not easy for us. But striving for excellence, we humbly ask for your understanding in this matter. Thank you for your patience, and rest assured that we can’t wait for you all to get your hands on what has been created over the last three years.”
The new release date for Windows PC in Early Access via Steam and GOG is July 16, 2020. Players can wishlist the game on its official Steam store page: https://store.steampowered.com/app/951430/Dead_Age_2
About Dead Age 2
The newest game in developer Silent Dreams‘ fan-favorite franchise blends the survival, management, and role-playing game genres with elements of rogue-like gameplay and turn-based combat as players battle to survive the zombie nightmare while rebuilding society. Players will experience a brand new, stand-alone story and all-new features, as they once again brave a world infested with flesh-eating devastation.
Building on the strengths of the original Dead Age — which currently has a “Very Positive” rating on Steam by over 3000 user reviews — players can expect improvements across the board to the mechanics that drew thousands of players to the franchise. Dead Age 2 introduces a new, open world where players can explore unique indoor and outdoor environments, and additional exciting ways to reach over 80 locations including boats, trains, and other vehicles for faster travel. A new, advanced combat system will make the survivors a deadly match against enemies, and an upgradeable 3D base will provide players with the tools they need to survive and thrive, such as a crafting room for creating helpful items and a radio station to help them locate essential supplies.
Headup is a hybrid games publishing and development company providing players worldwide with the best content in the independent gaming sector. Established in 2009, it is active on all major platforms such as consoles, mobile devices and PC, and was awarded as “Best Publisher” at the German Developers Awards in 2012, 2013, 2017 and 2019. With over 80 million customers served on mobile and further several million players on the PC and consoles, Headup is always looking to raise awareness and commercial success for developers thinking outside the box. More information can be found at www.headupgames.com and twitter.com/headupgames.
About Silent Dreams
Silent Dreams is a passionate indie developer for RPG’s, settled in Germany on the premises of Games Factory Ruhr. Their first release was Grotesque Tactics: Evil Heroes in June 2010, followed closely by the official successor Grotesque Tactics 2: Dungeons & Donuts in November 2011 and later Holy Avatar Vs Maidens of the Dead. Since 2015, the team is working on their survival RPG Dead Age and it’s successor Dead Age 2 (coming in Q2 2020).