It’s been months since Deep Silver has not offered any updates to Dead Island 2 – the last time was this summer – but once again has reiterated that its progress is in the plan established since the change of developer, Yager to Sumo Digital.
Kundratitz Klemens, CEO of Koch Media, explained in an interview with MCV working on the project, “a key license” to the publisher.
“We have big plans for the franchise with several projects in development. Dead Island 2 is obviously announced and is making fantastic progress at Sumo. We’re looking forward to showing off the game to our fans when it is ready.”
Among these other games, Kundratitz reveals that there is one for smartphone : “I can tell you we are also working on a mobile game under the IP, which we will have more to say about in a little while. That’s just two things that are happening on the IP. As I said, the franchise has our full attention.”
Dead Island 2 is having a very troubling development, as we remind you that it was announced at E3 2014, with the developer Yager Development studio, creators of games like Spec Ops: The Line, its most ambitious title to this project.
A couple of months later, at Gamescom in Germany, we were able to try the game for the first time, and as you count it was at a very early stage of development, although its launch was scheduled for 2015.
Finally, last year, Yager was separated from the development after three years of work by differences with the vision of Deep Silver. A few months later it was announced that Sumo Digital would take care of the sequel.