Want to know something crazy? We played Dead Island 2 about four years ago. The demo was like this co-op zombie horde thing, and frankly it wasn’t very good, but we absolutely spent some time with it. Since then, the project has been handed to a different developer (Sumo Digital) and presumably rebooted behind the scenes.
And according to the franchise’s official Twitter, it’s still in production. Responding to a disgruntled fan, here’s what the community team had to say: “It's in development and we won't be showing more until we're ready. Appreciate the wait is painful, but Dead Island 2 is still coming.” As the ol’ GIF goes: well, we’re waiting.
Sumo Digital is seriously busy these days, as it’s also working on Crackdown 3 and Team Sonic Racing, in addition to its own original projects. We wouldn’t be overly surprised if Dead Island 2 was on the backburner a bit, and with Dying Light 2 announced at E3 2018, it’s going to need to be good when it is finally re-revealed.