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Dead Island 2 will be a cross-gen game according to a new job listing



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Cross gen vaporware WOO!



Bite my shiny metal cockpit!

I just hope it will be released at this point.



Wait, what? I thought Dead Island 2 released years ago! Is it still in development?



You know it deserves the GOTY.

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With the gen coming up or the one after that?



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Darwinianevolution said:
Wait, what? I thought Dead Island 2 released years ago! Is it still in development?

No, maybe you're thinking of Dead Island Riptide? Dead Island 2 was announced at E3 2014 with plans to release in Q2 2015. Started out being developed by Yager, that was the version we saw Gameplay of at Gamescom 2014, but then in 2015 there was some kind of falling out between the publisher, Deep Silver, and the developer, Yager. Deep Silver announced that development of the game was being transferred from Yager to Sumo Digital, and it was assumed that development was completely restarted at this point. Development continued under Sumo from July 2015 until August 2019. During this time we didn't hear much about the game, other than a rumor that Sumo licensed the cloud tech they were using on Crackdown 3 to use in Dead Island 2, presumably to be used to fit more zombies on the screen at once. Then in August 2019 Deep Silver announced that development was being transferred from Sumo to Dambuster, one of their internal studios, for the final leg of development. The fact that job listings say it is cross-gen probably means that release is planned for Holiday 2020 or sometime in 2021, I doubt they would release a cross-gen game in 2022.



Damn, no one will buy it now..



shikamaru317 said:
Darwinianevolution said:
Wait, what? I thought Dead Island 2 released years ago! Is it still in development?

No, maybe you're thinking of Dead Island Riptide?

Wait, so Riptide isn't the sequel of Dead Island? I hate when companies do that.



You know it deserves the GOTY.

Come join The 2018 Obscure Game Monthly Review Thread.

The long dead awaited sequel !



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I like the first Dead Island, even if some missions are frustrating.

But man, that sequel sure is taking time. It's been what, 6 years since I first saw the trailer...?