Hey folks, just posting this up in case anyone (like me) got real frustrated when starting up the game and getting stuck in blackscreen for 5+ minutes, and at google's failure to find useful answers. It turns out the pre-menu logos dislike multiple monitors, and just disconnecting any secondary monitors until reaching main menu solved the problem for me. Hopefully next time someone searches this problem, they'll find this and save some time.
Dead Island loading to black screen
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