What Happened To Dead Island 2: Is It Still There Or Has It Been Deleted?

Originally released in 2011, Dead Island was able to win a good slice of the public thanks to its game mechanics and its atmosphere. Given the success achieved, a follow-up was practically obvious, but to date it seems to be gone. What happened to Dead Island 2?

The second chapter of the series seems to have turned into a vaporware: despite years since its announcement, the continuous changes in the race and the difficulties in development have prevented it from seeing the light on the shelves of physical and digital stores. Let us retrace together the main stages of this troubled project:

2012: with Techland engaged in Dying Light, Deep Silver is looking for another software house to make the sequel. Yager Development is the answer to the call, which, after presenting its idea of the game convincing the publisher, opens an internal division dedicated to Dead Island 2.

: with commitment on, look for another software house to realize the sequel. The answer to the call is that after presenting his idea of the game convincing the publisher, he opens an internal division dedicated to Dead Island 2. 2014: the vibrant reveal trailer of the game is shown. During the E3, during a media briefing, Dead Island 2 is described as more vibrant than its predecessor. A few months later, on the occasion of Gamescom, Deep Silver shows the public a release of gameplay, based on a technical demo dating back a few years earlier.

: The game’s vibrant reveal trailer is shown. During the briefing, Dead Island 2 is described as more vibrant than its predecessor. A few months later, on the occasion of the, Deep Silver shows the public a release of gameplay, based on a technical demo dating back a few years before. 2015 : Yager Development abandons the project as a surprise. The breakup with Deep Silver, according to Yager’s CEO Timo Ullmann, would have been the strong contrasts with the publisher on the direction to follow for development, with the two parts having strongly different visions about the game.

: Yager Development leaves the project to surprise. The breakup with Deep Silver, according to Yager’s CEO, would have been the strong contrasts with the publisher on the direction to follow for development, with the two parts having strongly different visions about the game. 2016: British studio Sumo Digital enters stage and Dead Island 2 returns to work. In the next two years, on more than one occasion, Deep Silver simply confirms that the horror game still exists.

: The British studio enters the stage and. In the next two years, on more than one occasion, Deep Silver simply confirms that the horror game still exists. 2019: Sumo Digital also exits the scene, and the development of the new chapter is still blocked. Motivated to follow once and for all his vision on the work, the top of Deep Silver entrust the title to a new internal team, Dambuster Studio. Dead Island 2 launch window slides to over 2021.

: Sumo Digital also exits the scene, and the development of the new chapter is still blocked. Motivated to follow once and for all his vision on the work, the summits of Deep Silver entrust the title to a new internal team,. Dead Island 2 launch window slides to over 2021. 2020: a playable version of Dead Island 2 from 2015 is spreading online, when development was still in Yager’s hands. Leak apart, to date nothing new has been shown on the product, whether it is a movie trailer or a video gameplay.

Dead Island 2 may have abandoned PS4 and Xbox One, with the release of the game confirmed only for PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X/S. It remains unknown when we see it in action and, above all, when it will actually be available on the

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