The development process for the much-delayed Dead Island 2 has not been a smooth one, with the game falling off the radar and being pushed further and further back many times. However, this latest bit of news definitely doesn’t bode well for the game’s future.
It has just been spotted that Dead Island 2’s Steam page has been deleted, with the page and all of its tags and descriptions vanishing. This was discovered by a user on NeoGAF, though the game’s Steam database entry is still present.
It remains to be seen what this all means, but considering the game’s troubled development cycle it is definitely possible that it could be getting cancelled. However, considering that the release of Dead Island: Definitive Collection is tomorrow, I find it strange that they would be cancelling it before at least seeing how well the collection of the previous games (plus a new bonus game) did.
Yager was the original developer for Dead Island 2, who had spent around 3 years on the game before being replaced by Sumo Digital. Despite the very serious tone of both Dead Island and Dead Island: Riptide, Dead Island 2 was aiming to be a departure with a much sillier tone that also borrowed some of the improved gameplay elements from original developer Techland’s Dying Light series.
Dead Island: Definitive Collection launches for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on May 31st, and you’ll be able to check out our review for it soon.