Dead Island 2 was announced way back in 2014 during Microsoft’s E3 presentation and since then we have seen absolutely nothing of the game. That is because development of the title has been rather troubled.
Techland offered to take over the project, with the caveat that it was substantially different to their own in-house zombie hit, Dying Light.
“It is a title that we imagined, we developed,” said Techland’s Tymon Smektala. “We made this game and we still have a very strong connection to that IP. I personally would love to go back to Dead Island because I really love that game. I think there is a place for both franchises to strive in the market.”
However, Techland did not get the job, instead the title was passed on to Britain’s racing specialists, Sumo Digital.
“Sumo showed so much understanding of the brand, had creative ideas and an excellent, vision that was aligned with our own,” Koch Media CEO Dr Klemens Kundratitz told MCV. “It just made perfect sense for us to move the project to them. We will reveal more details at a later stage, but for now I would like to say that we are obviously super excited about the progress that we are making with them.”