Even though the game was initially introduced at E3 2014 and also was initially slated for a 2015 launch, we’re still waiting on Dead Island 2. Although the game’s behind the curtain dramatization has actually been well recorded in the previous couple of years, author Deep Silver and also moms and dad business THQ Nordic and also Koch Media remain to guarantee followers that this very expected zombie follow up is still heading.- Advertisement -
The most current upgrade originates from Koch Media Chief Executive Officer Klemens Kundratitz, that states that the game is taking some time to establish since the author wishes to obtain it right.
“Look, Dead Island is an extremely essential brand name for us and also we have actually got to obtain it right. It’s simply a statement of our devotion to obtain it right,” Kundratitz informed Gamesindustry.biz in November 2019. “It’s a great story to tell everyone that it’s on its third studio, but we like to be judged on the end result and we’re really confident that when it comes out it’s going to be a kick-ass zombie game. We’ll certainly give it all our power.”
During a May 2019 monetary telephone call, THQ Nordic Chief Executive Officer Lars Wingefors validated that “Dead Island 2 [is] still being worked with. Stay tuned.” Here’s a slide from the discussion that guarantees Dead Island 2 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and also COMPUTER:
The zombie game is amongst practically 80 tasks that THQ Nordic is presently supervising, which appears a little bit too much. Will Dead Island 2 in fact take place or be shed in the shuffle amongst those various other upcoming launches? Five years after the game was initial postponed, there’s still no strong launch day for the game, so you’ll simply need to remain tuned for the 2020 upgrade!
In 2018, Dead Island‘s authorities Twitter deal with addressed appeals from followers requesting even more info on the game:
“What’s going on is that it’s in development and we won’t be showing more until we’re ready,” created the authorities Twitter account. “Appreciate the delay hurts, however Dead Island 2 is still coming.”
This upgrade resembled Deep Silver’s declaration from 2017 to Eurogamer, verifying that Dead Island 2 was still in growth and also in the hands of Sumo Digital, which lately delivered Crackdown 3, one more title which encountered plenty behind the curtain chaos leading up to its long-delayed launch day.
“Dead Island 2 remains in growth at Sumo Digital, and also we are thrilled by the development the group are making with Deep Silver’s most effective IP,” Deep Silver stated because declaration. “When we are ready to share more information, we will.”
This is the degree of the info we have actually gotten relating to the presence of the follow up. The initial Dead Island was launched in 2011 by designer Techland. After the workshop carried on to brand-new tasks – consisting of Dead Island spiritual follower, Dying Light – Deep Silver handed the residential or commercial property off to Yager Development, the designer behind Spec Ops: The Line.
Everything appeared to be coming perfectly till it was disclosed in July 2015 that Deep Silver had actually discharged Yager as a result of innovative distinctions: “The group dealt with excitement to take Dead Island 2 to a brand-new degree of top quality,” Yager Chief Executive Officer Timo Ullman stated in a declaration. “However, YAGER and Deep Silver’s respective visions of the project fell out of alignment, which led to the decision that has been made.”
Shortly afterwards, it was introduced that designer Sumo Digital would certainly be taking care of the game’s growth. However, neither Sumo Digital or Deep Silver have actually actually had much to state regarding the task’s development because the designer formally handled the task.
We’ll maintain you upgraded as we listen to extra regarding the game.
John Saavedra is Games Editor at Den of Geek. Read extra of his job right here. Follow him on Twitter @johnsjr9.