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.
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