Dead Island 2 is progressing well according to publisher Deep Silver, and more information will be shared in due course.
That’s what the German publisher told Eurogamer when asked about its most successful intellectual property.
"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", Deep Silver told Eurogamer.
Dead Island 2 was announced by Deep Silver back in June of 2014, and was to be developed by Yager. The zombie apocalypse sequel was slated for a release in 2015, but went into limbo once Yager and Deep Silver parted ways later that year.
Several months after the events on Banoi, the United States military has put the Golden State under full quarantine. Now a restricted zone, California has become a bloody paradise for those who refuse to leave their homes and an action-packed playground for renegades who seek adventure, glory and a fresh start. Combining the classic Dead Island elements of immersive close combat, action and role-playing, Dead Island 2 features crazy, never-before-seen handcrafted weapons and over-the-top characters in taking players from the iconic Golden Gate to the celebrated beachfront boardwalk of southern California’s Venice Beach.
Developed in Unreal Engine 4, Dead Island 2 brings back its acclaimed, seamless multiplayer for up to eight players who cooperate, compete or simply coexist in a truly social, new-gen multiplayer experience. Dedicated classes offer a variety of gameplay: From the action-oriented berserker to the stealthy hunter, every character offers a different style of play. An in-depth skill system allows the player to handcraft their own heroes and weapons.
Back in March of last year, Deep Silver announced that the game would be developed by British developer Sumo Digital.