Even though the video game was initially revealed at E3 2014 and also was initially slated for a 2015 launch, we’re still awaiting Dead Island 2. Although the video 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 firm THQ Nordic remain to guarantee followers that this very prepared for zombie follow up is still en route.
During a May 2019 monetary phone call, THQ Nordic Chief Executive Officer Lars Wingefors claimed, “Dead Island 2, still being serviced. Stay tuned.” Here’s a slide from the discussion that guarantees Dead Island 2 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and also COMPUTER:
The zombie video game is amongst the 80 tasks that THQ Nordic is presently supervising, which appears a little bit extreme. Will Dead Island 2 really occur or be shed in the shuffle amongst those various other 79 upcoming launches? Five years after the video game was very first postponed, there’s still no strong launch day for the video 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 for even more details on the video game:
“What’s going on is that it’s in development and we won’t be showing more until we’re ready,” composed the authorities Twitter account. “Appreciate the delay hurts, yet Dead Island 2 is still coming.”
This upgrade resembled Deep Silver’s declaration from 2017 to Eurogamer, validating that Dead Island 2 was still in advancement 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 advancement at Sumo Digital, and also we are delighted by the development the group are making with Deep Silver’s most effective IP,” Deep Silver claimed because declaration. “When we are ready to share more information, we will.”
This is the level of the details we have actually gotten concerning the presence of the follow up. The initial Dead Island was launched in 2011 by designer Techland. After the workshop proceeded to brand-new tasks – consisting of Dead Island spiritual follower, Dying Light – Deep Silver handed the residential property off to Yager Development, the designer behind Spec Ops: The Line.
Everything appeared to be occurring perfectly up until it was disclosed in July 2015 that Deep Silver had actually discharged Yager because 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 claimed 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 revealed that designer Sumo Digital would certainly be managing the video game’s advancement. However, neither Sumo Digital or Deep Silver have actually actually had much to state regarding the job’s development considering that the designer formally tackled the job.
We’ll maintain you upgraded as we listen to much more regarding the video game.
John Saavedra is Games Editor at Den of Geek. Read even more of his job right here. Follow him on Twitter @johnsjr9.