Still not dead
Like a good little zombie, Dead Island 2 refuses to stay down. You could be forgiven for thinking Dead Island 2 was one of those games that got quietly cancelled; Deep Silver hasn’t said much about it since developer Yager was taken off the project in the summer of 2015. The marketing trail has gone cold.
However, Dead Island 2 isn’t six feet under taking a dirt nap. In a statement to Eurogamer (who simply asked something along the lines of “Hey, is this still happening?”), Deep Silver confirmed the game is still in production. Here’s the comment in full:
“Dead Island 2 is in development at Sumo Digital, and we are excited by the progress the team are making with Deep Silver’s most successful IP. When we are ready to share more information, we will.”
It’s not the sexiest of quotes but it does the trick, essentially just raising its hand as the teacher does role call. Present and accounted for. Basically “don’t bury me, I’m still not dead.“
(As a side note: Whoa to Deep Silver calling Dead Island its most successful property. I figured that would have easily been Saints Row. Maybe Deep Silver can’t completely love Saints Row because it’s a stepkid.)