Prior to E3 2019, Dead Island 2 has become available to pre-order on Xbox One.
While no word has come from THQ Nordic, the zombie survival game may be appearing at E3 2019.
The original game was announced during Sony’s E3 conference but with no PlayStation E3 conference this year, it may instead appear at the company’s State of Play livestream.
First revealed in 2014, Dead Island 2 has been perceived dead for many years. Originally in development by Spec Ops: The Line developers Yager, development was handed over to Crackdown 3 developer Sumo Digital. Five years later, it’s nowhere to be seen.
Dead Island 2 has now popped up again, during THQ Nordic’s recent financial call. While the company’s CEO Lars Wingefors talked about Metro Exodus sales and other released properties, he also talked about the long-awaited zombie game.
While the game was mentioned, it was only mentioned briefly. “Dead Island 2 is still being work on,” Wingefors said. “Stay tuned.”
Wingefors’ words don’t exactly inspire confidence in the title, it’s been gone for a long while, but hearing that it will return is at least interesting.
The original vision for the game was an ambitious never-ending game that would always have content for players to do. It was sort of a precursor to the games-as-a-service titles that pop up every few weeks like The Division 2 or Anthem.
Despite promising that Dead Island 2 has not been cancelled, we’ve yet to see a glimpse of the game post-2014. Initial looks were promising, its original trailer was amazing, but does anyone still care?