Sumo Digital replaces Yager in developing Dead Island 2


It seems like Deep Silver has found the new studio to take over Dead Island 2 development, and that is the team behind LittleBigPlanet 3, Sumo Digital.

“Sumo showed so much understanding of the brand, had creative ideas and an excellent, vision that was aligned with our own,” Koch Media CEO Dr. Klemens Kundratitz told MCV.

“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.”

Announced at E3 2014 during Sony’s Press Conference, Dead Island 2 was originally set to be developed by Spec Ops: The Line developers, Yager Development. However, the developer was dropped “after careful consideration” by Deep Silver. No release date has been given as of yet.