Dead Island 2 Development Continues With Sumo Digital
UK-based studio Sumo Digital will now be working on Dead Island 2 development. Sumo Digital is known for such games as LittleBigPlanet 3 and Sonic & All Stars Racing Transformed.
Yager was first working on the development of Dead Island 2 but in July 2015 their partnership with Deep Silver ended due to the differences in the vision of Dead Island 2.
Deep Silver believes that choosing Sumo Digital as a developer studio for Dead Island 2 made a perfect sense. “Sumo showed so much understanding of the brand; had creative ideas and an excellent vision that was aligned with our own,” said chief executive of Deep Silver Klemens Kundratitz. “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”, he added.
Sumo Digital made not only such well-known games like Sonic & Sega All Stars Racing and LittleBigPlanet 3. The company also worked on games like Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious and Disney Infinity 3.0. Sumo Digital also is working on creating the PC version of Rock Band 4 and cooperating on making Microsoft’s Crackdown 3.
“It’s an honour to be charged with the evolution of such an important franchise in Deep Silver’s catalogue. 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”, commented Paul Porter, chief operating officer of Sumo Digital that is in charge of Dead Island 2 development.
Dead Island 2 was first announced back in 2014, during Sony’s E3 press event. The game is expected to be available for PS4, Xbox One and PC. Dead Island 2 beta version will first appear on PlayStation 4.
Yager Productions, who were in charge of developing Dead Island 2, filled for insolvency recently. That was due to the ending of their contract with Deep Silver.