Despite The Silence, Dead Island 2 Is Still In Development!

Dead Island 2 is slowly reaching Duke Nukem Forever levels of delays.

After Techland made the first Dead Island in 2011, they also made Dead Island: Riptide in 2013, and they slowly started to look towards next-gen (PlayStation 4 and Xbox One at the time), which they did with Warner by releasing Dying Light in 2015. Dead Island was left without a developer.

At E3 2014, Dead Island 2 was announced with Yager (who had a critically successful, yet barely selling game in 2012 with Spec Ops: The Line) in charge. The initially scheduled Spring 2015 release didn’t happen with a 2016 delay, and a few months later, Deep Silver, the publisher, threw the German developers out of the project. In Spring 2016, Sumo Digital, who worked on LittleBigPlanet 3 (and is currently also doing Crackdown 3, another title with several delays… is it a coincidence?), was announced to be the new developer.

Since then, we have silence yet again, but suddenly, Dead Island’s Twitter account started to advertise a new mobile game called Dead Island: Survivors. Fans had a question, and for a good reason: what about Dead Island 2? The answer follows: „What’s going on is that it’s in development and we won’t be showing more until we’re ready. Appreciate the wait is painful, but Dead Island 2 is still coming.” Yeah, but what DID they show from the game since the Sumo Digital takeover? Nothing!

Sumo Digital might not even focus on the development until Crackdown 3 is out early next year on Xbox One and Windows 10…

Source: DualShockers

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