Deep Silver Dambuster Studios now in charge of Dead Island 2 development

Paul

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Oct 27, 2017
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Thank god we have Dying Light and Days Gone to satisfy our zombie needs haha. Their CGI trailers were great tho, does anyone know the studio that did those?

Funnily enough this trailer has its own wiki page

But eventhough the trailer was simply about zombie setting and not showing the gameplay, the game itself was great.
 

Gerwant

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Ugh, not good. Homefront Revolution was one of the worst games I have played on PS4. I'm still mad at myself that I have finished it.
 

MadMod

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Funnily enough this trailer has its own wiki page

But eventhough the trailer was simply about zombie setting and not showing the gameplay, the game itself was great.
Axis Animation! nice one, they've done so many trailers for games I've seen. I bet that DI trailer really propelled them into the contacts of clients. Happy for them.
 

UltraGunner

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This game has gone through 3 different developers. Techland will probably finish the sequel to the game the left this series to start, Dying Light, before this game sees the light of day
 
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Man, what a fucking mess this game's development has been. They should have just paid Techland whatever it took to keep them on board and it would have been out 5 years ago and probably a huge success.
 

Mr. Tibbs

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I'm trying to remember if Sumo Digital ever tweeted or made announcements about the game's development.
They mentioned it back on a Game Informer podcast interview back in January.
 

Bushido

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They mentioned it back on a Game Informer podcast interview back in January.
"Two Sumo developers, including the co-founder, briefly talked about Dead Island 2 on the Game Informer Show yesterday. They sound pleased about the project. They said, " There's a lot of great stuff in there. When THQ Nordic are ready to show it, I think you'll like what you see."

I've seen the game recently and I agree. There's no denying it's been kind of a rough road but I think fans of the original won't be disappointed.
 

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"Two Sumo developers, including the co-founder, briefly talked about Dead Island 2 on the Game Informer Show yesterday. They sound pleased about the project. They said, " There's a lot of great stuff in there. When THQ Nordic are ready to show it, I think you'll like what you see."

I've seen the game recently and I agree. There's no denying it's been kind of a rough road but I think fans of the original won't be disappointed.
They are simply taking over, then, not restarting development?
 

Chixdiggit

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I have tinkered around in coding a couple of my own simple games and I couldn't imagine trying to finish someone else work on something as complex as this. And then for it to happen 3 times....
 

TheZynster

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Honestly, I remember seeing a teaser for this at E3 2012....maybe 2013? I mean it was when little big planet 3 was a thing
 

Slayven

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I think Dam Buster will finally get this game out, but I also think the time for Dead Island 2 has passed. They had an entire gen to get in on easy money before BL3 and now they've missed that mark. I'm assuming they're aiming to just beat out BL4 at this point. DI2 will have to be something really special or perfectly timed to do as well as the original I think. Since the Dead Island name doesn't seem to carry much weight looking at the sales of the HD collection.
Dyling Light stole their thunder and drunk them milkshake through it. Hot take, it was generation leap over what Dead Island was trying to do
 

MilesQ

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Might as well drop the 2 at this point, I doubt many people will remember the first game by the time this comes out.
 

Jaxar

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I loved the first Dead Island and I still hold hope that this game somehow ends up being just as enjoyable.

It's not looking good though sadly..
 

CatAssTrophy

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I'm really excited for it still and glad it's still being worked on. Don't know much about the studio though.

Playing through DI1 again on PS4 now, and while it's rough on MANY of it's edges, it still had a lot of cool ideas at it's core. Dying Light never completely pulled me away from wanting a second DI game, and the trailer for the sequel looked awesome.

Really hoping they nail it and it ends up enjoyable. DL2 is actually worrying me a little as it seems heavily focused on human enemies and less about zombies. We'll see, but if they both turn out great then more for me! :D
 

Delusibeta

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Hot take: Dying Light 2 is probably going to make Dead Island 2 superfluous. It's been far too long, and the iron is stone cold. I'm surprised THQ hasn't cancelled the project yet.
 
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Hot take: Dying Light 2 is probably going to make Dead Island 2 superfluous. It's been far too long, and the iron is stone cold. I'm surprised THQ hasn't cancelled the project yet.
Nah. DL2 is more focused on humans DI2 is pure zombie fest. DL2 is dark and serious DI2 is mindless fun. DL2 heavy story focus with branching paths etc. DI2 4 co-op multiplayer. The franchises are going in 2 different directions that's why they both will have a place on the market.
 

Trejo

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The time to release this game was around three years ago. Before open world zombie games got completely played out and before THQ outed themselves as enablers of utterly disgusting behavior with that 8chan AMA. Now, five years on and on its third developer you couldn't pay me to touch this piece of shit even if by some miracle it turns out to be any good.
 
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Hell yeah... but didn't they mention that the fight versus other factions will be more the focus instead of the zombies? I remember them stating something like this and that made me worry. Loved the zombie fights and hated the fight versus other survivors in Dying Light 1. Really hope I'm misinformed here


World War Z is also a really good coop game
It might mean the story arc follows the factions. I doubt we will be fighting many humans really in comparison. World war z is really good fun too
 

Soupman Prime

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Wasn’t there a Dead Island 2 already, pretty sure I remember playing a sequel to the 1st.

I enjoyed the games but always played solo, wouldn’t mind playing a new one now with some people.