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Dead Island 2 is in development

Dead Island 2 is back in development, publisher Deep Silver has confirmed.

The news was announced via MCV, with Sumo Digital taking charge of development of the project.

Dead island 2 was originally announced way back at E3 2014, initially under development at Spec Ops: The Line team Yager. This partnership was terminated in July 2015, with Yager later filing for insolvency.

“Sumo showed so much understanding of the brand, had creative ideas and an excellent, vision that was aligned with our own,” Koch Media CEO Dr Klemens Kundratitz told MCV.

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“It just made perfect sense for us to move the project to them. We will reveal more details at a later stage, but for now I’d like to say that we are obviously super excited about the progress that we are making with them.”

Sumo Digital has previously worked on Sonic All-Stars racing Transformed, Forza Horizon 2 and LittleBig Planet 3. The studio is also working with Microsoft on the new Crackdown.

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“It’s an honour to be charged with the evolution of such an important franchise in Deep Silver’s catalogue,” said Sumo COO Paul Porter. “We’re looking forward to exceeding fan expectation with an ambitious design that we’re confident will take bone-crunching, visceral, zombie action to a whole new level.”

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