Sumo Digital developing Dead Island 2

Deep Silver finds a new developer.

Dead Island 2

Sumo Digital is the new developer of Dead Island 2, MCV is reporting.

The horror first-person shooter was first announced at E3 2014, but dropped its developer, Yager Development, in July 2015 “after careful consideration” from publisher Deep Silver.

“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.”

Sumo Digital’s previous credits include LittleBigPlanet 3, Sonic All-Stars Racing Transformed, and more.

“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.”

A release date for Dead Island 2 has not been announced.

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