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Deep Silver confirms Dead Island 2 is still happening


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With the release of Techland’s Dying Light 2 on February 4th, 2022, zombie survival role-playing games are the word of the day once again. If you’re anything like me, this might have got you thinking about a certain sequel that has supposedly been in the works for the last decade – Dead Island 2.

Dead Island 2 would be the sequel to 2011’s Dead Island, and the fourth DI title altogether after less popular spin-offs Dead Island Riptide and Escape Dead Island. The sequel was first announced in 2012, with Techland supposedly taking the wheel once again. However, they went on to develop the Dying Light in its place. Development of Deep Silver’s Dead Island 2 then went on to a number of different companies, before finding its way back to Deep Silver. As such, the zombie survival is currently being developed by Deep Silver’s own Dambuster Studios.

Is Dead Island 2 still coming out

Deep Silver confirms Dead Island 2 on Twitter

A quick Twitter search for the term Deep Silver brings up an abundance of Tweets begging the game’s publisher for news on the sequel. Look hard enough, and there are a handful of sporadic replies from the official Deep Silver account, confirming that the game is still in the works. Here’s just one example, when the company decided to reply to a particularly wholesome fan: