After re-watching the Dead Island 2 trailer which was feasted upon our eyes in 2015, I decided to have a little investigate on where we are in terms of Deep Silver’s sequel to Dead Island. Although there isn’t much to go on, this is what I have managed to piece together through various sources.
Deep Silver themselves spoke to Eurogamer and this is what they had to say on the subject: “Dead Island 2 is in development at Sumo Digital, and we are excited by the progress the team are making with Deep Silver’s most successful IP. When we are ready to share more information, we will.”
After dropping their previous developer, Yager, Deep Silver left fans yearning for the sequel they were hoping for after an epic trailer was shown (Watch it here) at the 2015 E3 conference along with an estimated release date. In 2016 Deep Silver reassured fans it was still in development but hearts were left aching when all went quiet until recently.
The original Dead Island came out in 2011, so avid fans of the original game are still left rocking back and fourth, waiting for that clear as day answer that their prayers have been answered and Dead Island 2 will be released within the next year. Maybe we can expect a re-announcement at this years E3 conference, I wouldn’t be disappointed if they used the same trailer either, as long as this time we get a date and a game!
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