Since the initial announcement back in 2014, Dead Island 2 has been on a rough road to launch. With some already assuming the title has already met its demise, it was revealed the game is still in development.
In a recent exchange on Twitter a fan asked about the game on a post for the launch of the franchise’s mobile title. The developer not only responded reassuring the fan that the game is still in development, but also stating that we will be able to get a glimpse of the progress “at a later stage”.
Dead Island 2 is still in development and we will share more on this at a later stage.
— Dead Island (@deadislandgame) July 4, 2018
For what the chances might be for how the game has progressed since 2014 is unknown. With little glimpses of gameplay after the announcement, the game has been completely under wraps from publisher Deep Silver. As the original studio Yager Development dropped the project in 2016, Sumo Digital has been working on the title. Unsure if the team is still carrying out what Yager intended or started from scratch.
The Dead Island series originally developed by Polish developer Techland, but after Dead Island: Riptide, the studio dropped the series to later discover they were working on Dying Light. Since then the franchise hasn’t grabbed fans with a full sequel or title as more side games influenced by the game’s world has released like Escape Dead Island and Dead Island: Retro Revenge.
This news is could possibly be a result from the acquisition by THQ Nordic earlier this year. With the developer reunited with the original parent company the first title had back in 2011 it was assumed we’d see a jump in development for the titles.
Dead Island 2 is planed to release for Xbox One, Playstation 4 and PC.