Dead Island 2 Confirmed Still In Development Under Another New Studio
The never-ending saga that is Dead Island 2 is apparently continuing on into the near future, as it has recently been confirmed that the game is still in development, albeit under yet another dev studio. As reported by IGN, THQ Nordic recently issued a statement for a number of its games, including the decidedly absent Dead Island 2.
Originally in development under publisher Deep Silver and developer Yager Interactive, THQ Nordic previously announced that it had shifted the development of the title over to Sumo Digital, which was presumed to be the proverbial keeper of the keys since the announcement was made earlier this year. Alas, this seems to be no longer the case, as THQ Nordic has confirmed that Dead Island 2 is now in development by Dambuster Studios, the same studio behind the lackluster Homefront: The Revolution.
There is of course some understandable concerns that will flare up given that Dambuster’s most well-known title received a Metacritic rating of a 54% for the PC version of the game. That said, on the plus side we at least know that Dead Island 2 is in fact still in development, something we weren’t actually sure of despite Sumo Digital seemingly taking control of the project earlier this year.
Dead Island 2 is expected to release someday, probably not for another few years, for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
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