Sumo Digital, responsible for developing LittleBigPlanet3, will now be developing Dead Island 2 as their next title.
Previously being developed by Yager Games, Dead Island 2’s development was cancelled due Deep Silver terminating their publishing contract with the studio. While the game has resumed development by another studio, we have no further details regarding the games availability, or if Sumo Digital plans to start from scratch with Dead Island 2.
In an interview, CEO of Koch Media, Dr Klemens Kundratitz told MCV, “Sumo [Digital] showed so much understanding of the brand, had creative ideas and an excellent, vision that was aligned with our own,” “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.”
Dead Island 2 was originally announced at E3 2014 but missed it’s appearance at E3 2015. This is likely due to the games development being halted.