There are new rumors for Dead Island 2 , the development process of which has really gotten too complicated to get out of. Tom Henderson, who we know from the Battlefield and Call of Duty series and has solid sources, which he says is generally true, has made a new claim about the game. After 8 years of silence after its announcement, the game may appear again.
Dead Island 2 may be announced during The Game Awards
Tom Henderson claims that an anonymous source gave him new information. It’s already in Februarya new report that the game is alivehad published. He then says that some anonymous sources reached out to him and gave him new information. This new information suggests that Dead Island 2 could be announced during The Game Awards (scheduled to take place on December 9th) later this year . The claims sound quite plausible, as it’s obviously the best date game awards event to choose to re-announce such a build. However, the development process of the game was in such a stalemate that even this announcement news should now be treated with suspicion.
Still, a hope, let’s share the details from the source with you. It is said that the production, which is expected to be announced again this year, will focus on the online co-op feature. Just like in the previous games of the series, Dead Island and Dead Island Riptide, co-op will be one of the highlighted features. At the same time, 5-6 new characters are expected to arrive. Currently, the series already had characters from four different classes, we don’t know yet if they will be in the new game.
Developed by Techland and released in 2011 (the same year as Skyrim), Dead Island quickly became one of the most popular zombie games in history. The reason for this was that it had innovative gameplay mechanics for its time and the close combat mechanics it focused on worked close to perfect. Of course, not many people play the game, which is overshadowed by the success of the Dying Light series.
Dead Island 2 has been silent for a long time, but Deep Silver’s parent company, Embracer Group, made new statements about the game earlier this year. So much so that they even said that this game will be released after the company’s next fiscal year, which will end on March 31, 2023. Announcing a game to be released next year in early December this year makes sense. This strengthens the ground of the rumors a little bit.