Dead Island 2 Isn’t Actually Dead, World In Shock

THQ Nordic are basically the gaming industry's necromancers.

Dead Island 2
Source: GamesRadar

Here’s a bit of shocking news for you all, Dead Island 2 isn’t actually dead. Far from it, in fact, if you believe the words of THQ Nordic’s CEO Lars Wingefors. During a financial presentation yesterday, Lars told investors that Dead Island 2 was still in active development, though wouldn’t comment any further. You can listen to the presentation for yourself right here, but here’s the official quote, in all its glory: “Dead Island 2. Still being worked on. Stay tuned.”

Dead Island 2 was announced way back in 2014 during Sony’s E3 Conference, set for a release in 2015. Of course, it’s 2019 now and we live in a world without it. Development of the sequel was being handled by Yager Interactive, but Yager and publisher Deep Silver parted ways back in 2016, with Yager going under not long afterwards.

THQ Nordic, the now parent company of Deep Silver, gave development of Dead Island 2 to Sumo Digital, but very little has been confirmed since, aside from the odd assurance that the game hasn’t been cancelled. The original game and its sequel Riptide was developed by Techland, but they moved very quickly onto the incredibly successful Dying Light, with Dying Light 2 on its way to PS4, Xbox One and PC. If the planets align correctly, maybe Dead Island 2 will be on its way too.

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