The oft-delayed, always-mysterious Dead Island 2 would most likely nevertheless be coming if a brand spanking new task tick list at developer Dambuster Studios is any indication. The position is for an paintings director to art work on a sport of Los Angeles and, “create the sun soaked backdrop to a whole scale zombie apocalypse set across the iconic Californian the city for the next installment on the earth renowned Dead Island franchise.” The tick list moreover references making a reputation for, “provide and long term platforms,” potentially hinting at a cross-gen liberate for the game.
It’s been a chronic and bumpy side road for Dead Island 2, the practice up to Techland’s co-op zombie-killing titles. After developing 2011’s Dead Island and its 2013 practice up, Dead Island: Riptide, the Polish studio moved on from the franchise to start out out a brand spanking new post-apocalyptic zombie assortment, Dying Light. During Dead Island 2’s show off at E3 2014, it was once as soon as offered that Spec Ops: The Line developer Yager Development was once as soon as installed regulate of the numbered sequel. However, Deep Silver and Yager had a falling out, and Deep Silver transitioned development to Team Sonic Racing and Crackdown 3 studio Sumo Digital in 2016. Then, last 12 months, it was once as soon as offered that Dambuster Studios, which took over development on Homefront: The Revolution when Crytek suffered financial woes and its relationship with Deep Silver went downhill, will also be taking up Dead Island 2 as well; an interesting twist, seeing as how Yager and Crytek shared Deep Silver’s E3 2014 meeting space to show off Dead Island 2 and Homefront: The Revolution respectively. Now, Dambuster Studios can have (with a bit of luck) finished both one of the vital ones titles.
Things have been quiet for Dead Island 2 ever since Dambuster took over, alternatively with this new task tick list, it’s conceivable the team is construction in opposition to a re-reveal in the future temporarily. Dead Island 2 was once as soon as initially set to liberate in 2015, alternatively has been frequently at the back of agenda because of its turbulent development.
[Source: Dambuster Studios via Destructoid]