Dead Island 2 still has a chance of survival, if owner Deep Silver’s latest comments to Eurogamer are anything to go by.
The game was due to release in 2015, but two years on there’s very little sign of life in a sequel which was, at one point, highly anticipated.
Trouble began in late 2015 when Yager, developer of the critically acclaimed Spec Ops: The Line, decided to split from Deep Silver due to different views. Sumo Digital took over the reins in 2016, but very little was heard since.
It seems the game hasn’t bitten the dust just yet, though, as Eurogamer contacted the studio for comment on Dead Island 2, and received this reply:
“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. When we are ready to share more information, we will.”
Developers have gone crazy for zombies over the last decade, with some good attempts and some bad. It seems as though the sub-genre isn’t dead just yet, with Days Gone and State of Decay 2 both releasing this year, so it’s unsurprising that Deep Silver is still looking bring its latest undead game to the market.
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