The Long-Awaited Sequel To Dead Island Could Finally Be Coming

When you think of zombie games that had a big impact on the gaming industry, Dead Island is usually near the top of that list. At that time, this game was so revolutionary for its open sandbox design. You could go around an island plagued with zombies and fill yourself with combat. The game's developer, Techland, really wanted to give players a lot of freedom with the way they approached zombie encounters.

Dead Island 2 is still in development. I know that the continued survival of this long-developing zombie game is amazing as when you enter a highway service station and see that they still have a Wimpy's, but there it is.

 

THQ Nordic surprised us all in August of this year when they confirmed that Dead Island 2 still existed and that the development moved to Dambuster Studios. By context, this is the third study that has been given the sequel in the space of five years. That is not the best sign, right?

 

The development originally started at Yager Development, before Sumo Digital took over in 2016. It remains to be seen whether or not Dambuster will be the team to take this project seemingly doomed to the line and stores. However, the editor Koch Media seems quite confident about the situation.

Speaking to GI.biz, CEO Klemens Kundratitz wants everyone to know that Dead Island 2 goes through studios as a bong at a fraternity party is not a sign of a difficult game, but of a company's dedication to doing so good.

 

"Look, Dead Island is a very important brand for us and we have to do it well," said the CEO. "It's just a testimony of our dedication to doing it right."

 

"It's a great story to tell everyone that he's in his third studio, but we like to be judged by the result and we're sure that when it comes out it will be an incredible zombie game. We certainly give him all our power."

 

That's ... well, that's pretty fair really. As far as we know, the final product could very well be a great job that transcends its long and turbulent period of development. We simply have no way of knowing until the game is released. We also have no idea when it could be.

No release date has been officially reported for Dead Island 2, but the latest in numerology is that it is targeting a 2020 release. A Reddit user named MrJaxerino who claims to have insider information recently claimed that the plan is to launch the zombie sequel along with the PS5 and Xbox Scarlett, which will be released before the end of next year. People are happy when they hear this news: The Long-Awaited Sequel To Dead Island Could Finally Be Coming, According To CEO Of Koch Media

 

"Also, the team is also working on a new gore technology that uses 'sub-polygon scrolling.' I am by no means an expert on these things, but that's what they told me," writes MrJaxerino. "Finally, as a kind of obvious statement, the THQ Nordic team has PS5 development kits and they look like leaks."

Speaking to GI.biz, CEO Klemens Kundratitz wants everyone to know that Dead Island 2 goes through studios as a bong at a fraternity party is not a sign of a difficult game, but of a company's dedication to doing so good.

 

It remains to be seen if we can take this filtration or not. Although I really wouldn't trust seeing Dead Island 2 in the current generation of consoles, so a next-generation release isn't the craziest thing I've ever heard.

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