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Dead Island 2 Still In Development, Says Deep Silver

by Mike Guarino


While yesterday we reported that the Steam page for the long-awaited Dead Island 2 had been deleted, it looks like the resulting speculation that the game could be getting cancelled was not true at all. The news was revealed by publisher Deep Silver, who has cleared the air and put an end to the confusion that some fans were voicing to them.

Deep Silver revealed the information to PCGamesN, and they said that “Dead Island 2 is in development with Sumo Digital. Once we have new details to share, we will do so.” This is great news to hear that the game is at least still happening, but we still have very little information on what state the game is in.

Dead Island 2 was originally announced in 2014 and was being developed by Yager, before Deep Silver replaced them with Sumo Digital. The last time we heard from the game it was going to take place several months after the events of Dead Island and Escape Dead Island, with the game taking place in a quarantined California.

Despite the lack of clarity on the series’ future, the series’ first two games (plus a new arcade game) recently got the re-release treatment in the form of Dead Island: Definitive Collection. This collection offers improved visuals and lighting compared to the originals, as well as eliminating all of the technical issues that plagued the original games. We had a pretty good time with the collection when we reviewed it, which you can check out by clicking right here.

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