Recently, Deep Silver got Sumo Digital to continue Dead Island 2 after parting ways with Yager Productions due to creative differences. Despite the progress of Dead Island 2, the recent change would entail a heavy shift in the development cycle of the game. Will the Dead Island 2 release date be announced at E3 2016 in June?
Dead Island 2 was teased back in E3 2014 as an upcoming game for the PS4, Xbox One and PC. It is the direct sequel to the Dead Island game that featured first-person sandbox gameplay on a vacation island suddenly overrun by zombies. Polygon has confirmed that Dead Island 2 will be set in cities in California, namely, Los Angeles, Hollywood, and San Francisco.
The project was initially between Deep Silver and Yager Productions, but the two companies parted ways due to differences in their vision for the game, according to Eurogamer. Eight months later, GameSpot reported that Deep Silver hired the LittleBigPlanet 3 developers, Sumo Digital, for the project.
As of now, the gameplay video available for Dead Island 2 is the product of the former partnership of Deep Silver and Yager Productions. We have yet to see Sumo Digital?s version of the game.
Koch Media Chief Executive Klemens Kundratitz told MCV that “Sumo showed so much understanding of the brand, had creative ideas and an excellent vision that was aligned with our own.” Koch Media is the parent company of Deep Silver; this means that Deep Silver trusts Sumo Digital to make the Dead Island 2 according to their vision for the game.
Perhaps we?ll see Sumo Digital?s efforts on Dead Island 2 in the upcoming E3 2016. It might be shown on either Microsoft or Sony?s show as the game will be released on both of their consoles. Given that Deep Silver switched developers, it is expected that the game development may be heavily hampered or even reset. Stay updated on news on Dead Island 2 release date here on TheBitBag.