Production of horror shooter Dead Island 2 is now in the hands of Sumo Digital, MCV has revealed.
The game was previously being developed by Yager, but the partnership between the developer and publisher Deep Silver was terminated back in July. This situation left the game in a state of limbo, with the publisher assuring that the game had not been cancelled.
"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 has worked on several AAA-titles before, such as Disney Infinity, LittleBigPlanet and Forza. Paul Porter, Sumo Digiatal's COO, also shared his opinion on this project, assuring that the team wants to exceed fans expections.
"It's an honour to be charged with the evolution of such an important franchise in Deep Silver's catalogue," said 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."
Deep Silver will reveal more details about the game soon.