Development of Dead Island 2 was recently moved to a third studio, but that's no bad thing according to Koch Media CEO Klemens Kundratitz. The man at the helm of a ludicrous amount of IPs manages to spin the situation into a positive, despite the fact that the game hasn't been seen or heard from in any real capacity for more than half a decade.
In an interview with GamesIndustry.biz, Kundratitz explains that justifying the development of Dead Island 2 is his favourite thing to do. "Look, Dead Island is a very important brand for us and we've got to get it right. It's just a testimony of our dedication to get it right. It's a great story to tell everyone that it's on its third studio, but we like to be judged on the end result and we're really confident that when it comes out it's going to be a kick-ass zombie game."
The game is still quite a ways away, however, as Klemens Kundratitz explains that Dead Island 2 won't be launching in close proximity to Dying Light 2. That title has just had its release window narrowed to June 2020. Could this be a PS5 game by now? It's certainly a possibility.
We're yet to be convinced the game will ever actually launch, especially so on PlayStation 4, but it's nice to know that the publisher hasn't given up on it just yet. In fact, it appears to be doubling down on its efforts. Are you still looking forward to Dead Island 2? Take a vacation in the comments below.