Dead Island 2 Summary
Paul Porter, the managing director of Sumo Digital, has suggested how the development of Dead Island 2 is coming along, and things might finally be looking up for the infamous zombie masher.
Dead Island 2’s Steam page has been removed by the developer. Most people are assuming the worst, and rightly so considering the troubled development the game has been through over the past two years. Originally announced back at E3 2014, Dead Island 2 has switched hands from Yager, the developers of Spec Ops: The Line, to Sumo Digital, the same studio that created the Sonic Racing games.
If you are a fan of Dead Island, you don’t have to worry about the sequel getting cancelled. We have received confirmation from Deep Silver that the game is still in development. “Dead Island 2 is in development with Sumo Digital. Once we have new details to share, we will do so.”
You could say that Dead Island 2 has had a turbulent development period, although things are starting to look up, as Deep Silver's revealed that Sumo Digital will start working on the game, which is due to be released for the PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
Dead Island 2 was left without a developer when Deep Silver decided to terminate its contract with previous developer Yager back in 2015, because it didn't think it was the sequel fans deserved.
has quickly reversed on those comments we yesterday, about the possibility of the studio returning to the Dead Island series.
Producer Tymon Smektala has qualified his original statement, clarifying that he meant he personally would like to return to the series that made the Polish studio's name, and he was not speaking on the team's behalf.
You might think thatwould be well shot of the troubled , given that they had such a big hit with Dying Light, but now that Dead Island 2 is no longer being handled by Yager, it seems they wouldn't rule out a return.
"I personally would love to go back to Dead Island because I really love that game," producer Tymon Smektala. "I don't know if there is a developer (currently working on Dead Island 2) at all."