Sumo Digital, the developers behind the LittleBigPlanet 3 game, are set to take on and take over the development of the Dead Island 2.
Koch Media’s CEO, Dr. Klemens Kundratitz spoke on the news:
Sumo showed so much understanding of the brand, had creative ideas and an excellent, vision that was aligned with our own.
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.
It’s an honour to be charged with the evolution of such an important franchise in Deep Silver’s catalogue.
It’s been a minute since Dead Island 2 debuted a trailer at E3, and undoubtedly the change in developers will push production and any initial arbitrary release dates will be pushed further back, but hopefully all the changes leads to a brilliant sequel. Not an easy job reanimating the dead after all.