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Are people still waiting for “the” Dead Island sequel?

Do you want a sequel to Dead Island?

  • Yes, and give me a trailer in the spirit of the first one

  • No. Let Bethesda take care of the jank. They seem to love that stuff.


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Oct 27, 2017
7,239
That said, it’s been so long I don’t see it happening. Seems like it got quietly cancelled to me.
The game began development under Sumo in early to mid 2016. A modern AAA game typically takes 3-4 years to develop. Decent chance the new version will be at E3 or Gamescom this year.
https://gamerant.com/dead-island-2-developer-switch/

Apparently, Dead Island 2 might now in the hands of Dambuster. Who even knows what's going on behind the scenes. This would be the third developer change if true.
No, Dambuster are just providing support. THQ Nordic's financial reports list Sumo as the lead developer with support from Dambuster. A bit of poking around reveals Dambuster seem to be handling the motion/performance capture stuff since they have their own facilities. However, Dead Island 2 is not Dambuster's main project. That is another game, listed seperately by THQN, that entered development around October 2016.
I don't understand why Techland made Dying Light since they had their Dead Island IP. I mean it was easier to make a game in already estabilished series.
Same reason Crytek made Crysis. Dead Island belongs to Deep Silver. The two companies had disagreements and Techland went to Warner Bros and then self publishing.
 
Oct 28, 2017
1,689
I haven’t played DL, but the one thing that turned me off, was that it didn’t have the limb system that made the original interesting gameplay wise.
Limb system? Could you specify?

Because I remember having a shit ton of fun just making zombies limbless and play with them in Dying Light:


Dying Light is the superior experience through and through, you're doing yourself a hujge disservice sleeping on it if you liked Dead Island.
 
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ScandiNavy
Apr 13, 2018
1,296
Norway
Limb system? Could you specify?

Because I remember having a shit ton of fun just making zombies limbless and play with them in Dying Light:


Dying Light is the superior experience through and through, you're doing yourself a hujge disservice sleeping on it if you liked Dead Island.
Huh! I followed the news about DL and I swear there was talk about not being able to play with delimbing zombies.
 
Oct 25, 2017
6,852
Celle, Germany
Since the current GOAT Dying Light will drastically change with DL 2 and will drop zombies for the most part of it and the classic DI/DL gameplay gets lost, yes, I'm still looking forward or at least hope they go the classic way with it. Cause even if DL2 will be amazing and a good game, I will miss the classic approach.