Dead Island 2’s development was rocky from the start. First announced at Sony’s 2014 E3 press conference, the sequel was moved from original developer YAGER—the folks behind the excellent Spec Ops: The Linejust one year later, with no replacement announced. In 2016, news broke that it was now in the hands of Sumo Digital, with plans for release that same year.


This was the last anyone really heard of Dead Island 2 until last summer, when Sumo Digital tweeted that the game was “still a thing,” noting that the studio wouldn’t say more about it until there were more details to share.

One year later, there still aren’t any more details, but given that THQ Nordic’s whole deal seems to be raising the dead (and making spectacular marketing mistakes), maybe that’ll change.