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.”
What is more likely is that Deep Silver are planning to re-launch the Steam page with brand new information and screenshots. Hopefully we will have more information relating to the future of the Dead Island series during E3.
The original Dead Island was not received extremely well by critics, but the game seems to have a cult following behind it. If you haven’t done so already, you can check out our review of the original. We scored the game a 6.0 out of 10, concluding the review with a simple statement: “Like the hungry zombies that inhabit the titular island, Dead Island simply needs more brains.”