Dead Island 2 Still in Production, Says Deep Silver

Dead Island 2 Still in Production, Says Deep Silver

Publisher Deep Silver insists that Dead Island 2 is still in development, despite no news surfacing on the zombie-smashing game in over a year.

"Dead Island 2 is in development at Sumo Digital, and we are excited by the progress the team are making with Deep Silver's most successful IP,” reads a statement from Deep Silver to Eurogamer. “When we are ready to share more information, we will."

Techland – the studio from the first game – was originally set to make Dead Island 2, but they had to shift focus to open-world zombie-parkour title Dying Light. Spec Ops: The Line team Yager pitched the game in 2012 to Deep Silver, which was revealed at Sony’s E3 2014 press conference.

Deep Silver then announced in July 2015 that Yager had been dropped from development because “respective visions of the project fell out of alignment.” It was announced in March 2016 that Sumo Digital – who have provided development support on a range of titles over the years – would be developing the game instead.

Are you still interested in the Dead Island license? Or did Dying Light catch your interest more? Let us know in the comments below!



 

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Comments Comments (5)

 
Posted by SpawnSeekSlay
On Tuesday 9 May 2017 10:30 AM
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Without Techland its a big up in the air feeling with how well it'll turn out. At least you could see the improvements they had made from game to game in the IP and genre, but dont know enough about Sumo Digital to foresee how good (or bad) it potentially could be. Its a wait for reviews on this one even without seeing trailers or gameplay.
 
 
 
Posted by Dodgykiwi
On Tuesday 9 May 2017 12:17 PM
1
I had it preordered & then cancelled it when it the studios changed because it seemed to be going nowhere. Will still be interesting to see what ends up happening.
 
 
 
Posted by ThatUndeadLegacy
On Tuesday 9 May 2017 12:39 PM
2
Development hell?
 
 
 
Posted by guido
On Tuesday 9 May 2017 2:14 PM
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I enjoyed Dead Island and Dying Light has definitely scratched that itch this gen. It's a great game that took what they'd done in Dead Island and really upped the ante with the Parkour being a great addition! Especially the fun Parkour zombie takedowns! Ånd they continue to do drop in / drop out co-op really well! I'd be more excited for a Dying Light 2 to be honest!
 
 
 
Posted by ThatUndeadLegacy
On Tuesday 9 May 2017 3:13 PM
1
Their trailers are always amazing, their games less so.