Last year Dead Island 2’s development was put in a spin when developer Yager departed the project after new considerations from publisher Deep Silver. Now it has been revealed through MCV that Sumo Digital has been handed the project to continue work.

Talking to MCV Koch Media’s CEO Dr Klemens Kundratitz shared the following statement:

“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.”

Sumo Digital is a prominent developer who shared the following statement:

“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.”

Sumo Digital has recently worked on Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed as well as Little Big Planet 3, they are currently working on Microsoft’s new Crackdown game.

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