Dead Island 2 has been slowly slugging in and out of development hell since its revealed back in 2014. Originally Spec Ops: The Line studio Yager was at the helm. Then, in 2015, publisher Deep Silver confirmed that it had dropped Yager as a developer, before announcing that the team behind Little Big Planet and Forza Horizon, Sumo Digital would lead development. Earlier this week Deep Silver released a mobile spin-off game dubbed: Dead Island: Survivors, which led to rumors that the original Dead Island 2 might actually be canceled.
After the speculations, the studio gave a clarification –
Dead Island 2 is still in development and we will share more on this at a later stage.
— Dead Island (@deadislandgame) July 4, 2018
so, Dead Island’s long-awaited sequel is alive and well despite numerous setbacks after its trailer was revealed way back in 2014. The game’s Twitter account has reassured a fan asking about Dead Island 2 that it’s still in development. As of right now, there is no release date for the title, Deep Silver has asked that fans be patient until further notice.