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The PS4 and Xbox One are finally being left behind

The PS4 and Xbox One are finally being left behind

PlayStation 4 and Xbox One users will not get full functionality of Dead Island 2's co-op feature at launch.

It’s no secret that the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are slowly being phased out. We’re well over two years into the life cycle of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S - rapidly speeding our way towards three.

In recent months though, we’ve seen the telling signs of change. PlayStation 4 and Xbox One owners have had to wait a lot longer for this year’s major commercial hit Hogwarts Legacy - which has already exceeded expected profits by 256%. The previous-gen version has been hit by multiple delays but will finally release on 5 May. Today also marks the release of Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores which is also a new-gen PS5 exclusive, despite the fact that Forbidden West wasn’t. The next game to exclude our previous-gen consoles is Dead Island 2. Ahead of its release on 21 April, in just a few days time, it’s been revealed that previous-gen players won’t be able to host co-op sessions.

Take a look at the latest trailer for Dead Island 2 below.

As reported by PSU, Dambuster Studios have revealed that the game’s co-op feature will be limited on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles at launch. Essentially, previous-gen console owners won’t be able to host a co-op session. To do so, you would have to be playing a PS4 Pro, Xbox One X, PS5, or Xbox Series X/S. The good news is that PlayStation 4 and Xbox One owners can still join co-op - it's just the session has to be hosted by somebody else.

There is hope though. Dambuster explained that they’re “working on giving the option to host on all consoles in the future”. There’s no exact date though, at the time of writing, with regards to when previous-gen owners will get this feature, which isn’t ideal.

Reviews for Dead Island 2 dropped yesterday. GAMINGbible’s very own Ewan wrote, “Dead Island 2 is a really solid game with some impressive gore, fun jokes, and sickeningly crunchy combat. It’s exactly the game many of you will have been waiting for, and is quite clearly one of the most technically impressive zombie killing romps on the market,” adding, “It’ll undoubtedly satisfy your bloodlust, but it won’t be long before you’re craving something a bit meatier.”

Featured Image Credit: Microsoft, Sony

Topics: Xbox, Xbox One, PlayStation, PlayStation 4, Dead Island 2