Dead Island 2 Has Switched Hands Again, According To Former Game Dev
Dead Island 2 was announced back in 2014 as a promising sequel to the well-received co-op survival horror title that put a comedic spin on zombies. Unfortunately, the title has seen nothing but a long string of bad luck having multiple setbacks and developer changes over the years. The game was picked up by Sumo Digital back in 2016 however details surrounding the title have been largely silent. Now a former game dev has hinted that the title may have swapped hands once more.
Aside from being confirmed to be in development, not much is known about the upcoming title. Even though things have been quiet on the Dead Island 2 front there hasn’t been any reason to assume that Sumo Digital, the latest to have picked up the IP, has passed it off to another developer … at least until now.
In a now-deleted tweet from former Dead Island 2 developer Jan David Hassel bring more confusion as to what exactly is happening with the game. Hassel mentioned in the Tweet that the game may be under the control of Deep Silver’s Dambusters – further complicating the title’s already tumultuous lifespan.
When asked what’s going on with the sequel, Hassel responded, “Supposedly at DS Dambusters now? Kind of lost track after they took it from us at Yager.”
If correct, this would mean that the game is once more underneath the umbrella of Deep Silver. The subsidiary recently hired quite a few personnel for various positions, making it entirely possible that the company was trying to bulk up for this particular endeavor. With any luck, Dead Island 2 will have finally found a home to blossom into a full fledged game.
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