Sumo Digital has taken up development for the newest Dead Island game set in California.
Dead Island 2 has had a turbulent development cycle since the original developer, Yager, best known for Spec Ops: The Line, was fired by Deep Silver last summer due creative differences.
Yager later filed for insolvency not long after.
“Sumo showed so much understanding of the brand, had creative ideas and an excellent, vision that was aligned with our own,” said Dr. Klemens Kundratitz, CEO of Koch Media. “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.”
“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.”
Dead Island 2 is set for release later this year.