Dead Island 2 is a bit of a long story. The game was first announced a couple of E3s ago with the promise of a 2015 release. That was before publisher Deep Silver sacked the game’s developer Yager. Since then the property has been stuck in a limbo of sorts, just shuffling around like one of its very own undead.
We’d all but given up hope of seeing Dead Island 2 this side of the century, but alas, a new developer has taken up the mantle: Sumo Digital.
The British development house has officially taken over development of Dead Island 2 and Koch Media, Deep Silver’s parent company, couldn’t be happier.
Sumo showed so much understanding of the brand, had creative ideas and an excellent vision that was aligned with our own. It just made perfect sense for us to move the project to them. We will reveal more details at a later stage, but for now I’d like to say that we are obviously super excited about the progress that we are making with them.
Sounds good, then. The game is still pegged for a 2016 release, though we reckon this one will rear its head sometime in 2017.