Dead Island Definitive Collection Only Has One Game on Disc

It has been found that while the Xbox One version of the Dead Island Collection will feature all three games (Dead Island, Dead Island Riptide and the bonus Dead Island Retro Revenge) right there on the disc, the Playstation 4 version will only have the first game. Riptide and Retro Revenge will only be available via a download code that comes with the collection. I was perplexed as to why this happened so I dug around the internet and found this pretty weak answer via Twitter:

Now, they have claimed that the PS4 doesn't support more than one game on a single disc, but the first thing I thought was, how did The Handsome Collection make it work for Borderlands 2 and the Pre-Sequel? Both of those games appeared to play from the same disc with a game select at the main menu. I have tweeted back to see if I can get clarification on this.

While we wait for a reply, here's some information on the Collection from Deep Silver:

'Deep Silver are bringing the iconic bone crunching, skull smashing, limb breaking, blood drenching fan loved Dead Island and Dead: Island Riptide to the next generation! Featuring fully remastered and greatly improved versions of both Dead Island and Dead Island: Riptide set to deliver the ultimate Dead Island experience ever.

The rebuilding of both Dead Island and Dead Island Riptide on Techland‘s next gen engine brings with it a significant visual & performance overhaul, introducing many cutting edge current-generation graphical effects:

  • Higher Quality Textures
    Game textures have been redone in a higher resolution and the level of quality has been improved across the board
  • Photorealistic new lighting system
    The lighting system in the game has been vastly improved, providing a much more realistic look to the beautiful sunny tropical setting
  • Physically based shadingThe introduction of new physically based shading techniques due to the latest iteration of the Chrome Engine means a higher quality look to the game models and objects as they react in a more realistic way to various lighting conditions
  • Image quality enhancements via anti-aliasingThe addition of more sophisticated anti-aliasing means that console players can now experience Dead Island without unsightly “jaggies“ – meaning a much cleaner look throughout
  • Improved-quality game models and geometry assetsAll major geometry assets (for example: NPCs and character models) highlight a marked quality increase
    HBAO and motion blur effects
    The introduction of Horizon-based Ambient Occlusion adds a extra layer of depth and realism to the world through a better implementation of object shadows, while the all-new motion blur effects will provide a much more cinematic feel to the game experience.
    Updated game UI providing a more consistent look between both Dead Island and Dead Island Riptide.
    Increase to equal quality level for seamless game experience.
  • The Current-gen Console ExperienceThe Dead Island Redux Collection will also of course take advantage of the latest console features such as Online 4 Player Co-op, PS Vita Remote-Play (PS4), Share-Play (PS4), streaming and recording
    Power Fists Power-up
    And last but not least, The fan favourite unofficial PC mod will also now be added to both products. Punch your way through the mayhem with craziest power-up ever!

    But wait there is more! Making its debut and added into the mix of flesh-rending zombie chaos is a new gem just waiting to be discovered! A  classic side-scrolling/endless runner action game Dead Island Retro Revenge! 

All three titles, Dead Island Definitive Edition, Dead Island: Riptide Definitive Edition, plus the compilation Dead Island Definitive Collection are scheduled for release May 31st 2016 on Xbox One, PlayStation, and Windows PC'.

Lucas Aurelius
Aussie Gamers Express

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