Leaker claims that Dead Island 2 is coming this year

A reliable industry insider says that Dead Island 2 might come out this year despite little official information on the game.

The Dead Island series is no stranger to lengthy delays. Case in point, the first game, which was released in 2011, might have received pre-release acclaim and got a lot of hype, but it was released five years after it was first announced in 2006. So, when fans got wind of news that Dead Island 2 was in development in 2014, most half-expected the sequel to take a while to make as well.

Just like the undead, Dead Island 2 just cannot stay down for long.

Unfortunately, this isn't what happened - Dead Island 2 has actually been postponed indefinitely since 2017!

Since then, there've been plenty of news about Dead Island 2's progress and release, but it appears that the most recent piece of information might have just confirmed that the game is very much on Deep Silver's docket.

According to Tom Henderson, his sources have told him that Dambuster Studios is actively working on Dead Island 2. Furthermore, Henderson claims that Deep Silver is eyeing a release between Q4 2022 and early 2023. Finally, Henderson adds that Deep Silver might make a more formal announcement soon.

What's also interesting here is that, as per GamesRadar, Dead Island 2 is in "active development," corroborating Henderson's latest leak about Dead Island 2.

Assuming that Dead Island 2 is coming in a year, we'd have to give Deep Silver credit for seeing the project through. The sequel to the 2011 zombie title has switched multiple hands throughout its tumultuous development cycle, with Techland working on the game before Yager took over followed by Sumo Digital, and finally, Dambuster Studios. After so many studios, one can only imagine just how differently Dead Island 2 will look from what audiences saw many years ago.

We're curious to see what the current developers of Dead Island 2 have done to the game and if it will still resemble the one that audiences originally saw.

For now, hopeful fans will have no choice but to wait for Deep Silver to release more official information about Dead Island 2.

In other news, Techland released a spiritual sequel to Dead Island in 2015. The game got a follow-up earlier this month in, Dying Light 2: Stay Human, which isn't a critical darling but is on track to be a financial success with 3 million units already sold as of the time of writing.

Ray Ampoloquio
Ray is a lifelong gamer with a nose for keeping up with the latest news in and out of the gaming industry. When he's not reading, writing, editing, and playing video games, he builds and repairs computers in his spare time. You can find Ray on Twitter.
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