Dead Island 2 has been re-animated by Sheffield-based studio Sumo Digital. Those of you with long memories may recall that the title was in production at Spec Ops: The Line maker Yager, and even was announced during a PlayStation press conference. But despite us getting hands-on time with the release, the German organisation parted ways with publisher Deep Silver last year.
But now it's being brought back from the dead by the developer behind LittleBigPlanet 3 and the Sonic Racing series. "Sumo Digital showed so much understanding of the brand, had creative ideas, and an excellent vision that was aligned with our own," Koch boss Dr Klemens Kundratitz told trade magazine MCV. "It just made perfect sense for us to move the project to them."
Sumo Digital's proved itself a very competent developer over the years, but it faces an uphill battle against Dying Light, which has essentially eaten the Dead Island series' lunch. Deep Silver's in the process of bringing the property back to the fore, though, announcing that a remaster of Techland's original two titles is coming to the PlayStation 4. Interesting times ahead for Dead Island, then.