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Dead Island 2 still lives

Publisher Deep Silver has insisted that development on Dead Island 2 is still ongoing. The last we heard from the game was over a year ago when MCV revealed that UK studio Sumo Digital had been handed development duties. "Dead Island 2 is in development at Sumo Digital, and we …

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Could 2016 be Deep Silver’s biggest year yet?

In the last five years, Deep Silver has elevated itself into the publishing big leagues. 2011’s zombie smash hit Dead Island put the company on the map worldwide. Then two years later, the company made a number of high-profile IP acquisitions from a bankrupt THQ. Deep Silver managed to get …

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Sumo Digital takes charge of Dead Island 2

UK studio Sumo Digital has been handed the task of developing Deep Silver’s Dead Island 2, MCV can reveal. The horror shooter was first announced at E3 2014 during PlayStation’s press conference, and was being developed by Spec Ops: The Line creators Yager. However, publisher Deep Silver terminated its relationship …

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Techland open to developing Dead Island 2

The developer of the original Dead Island has said it would be happy to pick up developments duties on its stumbling sequel. After creating the original game, Techland then went on to make the highly successful Dying Light for Warner Bros. Dead Island 2, by contrast, have had a torrid …

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Former Dead Island 2 dev Yager Productions files for insolvency

Yager Productions is filing for insolvency, reports claim. Games Industry says that the sub-division of the German studio established to develop Dead Island 2 is soon to be no more. This follows Deep Silver’s decision to drop the developer form the game earlier this month. "As single-purpose company, Yager Productions …

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Deep Silver drops Dead Island 2 developer Yager

Dead Island 2 publisher Deep Silver has parted ways with the game’s developer Yager, bringing the upcoming game’s current state into serious question. Deep Silver issued the following statement earlier today regarding the decision to cut ties with the studio: With Dead Island 2, Deep Silver has always been dedicated …

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Dead Island 2 delayed until 2016

In news that will of little surprise, Deep Silver’s Dead Island 2 has been significantly delayed. The game was announced in June last year at E3 and had until now had a spring 2015 release date. Despite the fact it is now spring, however, radio silence has been more or …

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Dead Island 2 beta to debut as PS4 timed-exclusive

Dead Island 2’s beta will launch as timed-exclusive for PlayStation 4 owners when it launches next year. A FAQ posted on the beta’s official site confirms a 30-day exclusivity period for the beta on PS4, prior to its arrival on Xbox One and Windows PC platforms. Purchasing Escape Dead Island …

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Dying Light release date shuffles forward a bit

Having been delayed once, Warner Bros’ zombie title Dying Light has now had its release date moved forwards. The game was previously due out in 2014 before being bumped back to February 2015. Now developer Techland says the game will be ready by January 30th in Europe. There’s also a …

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The first ever MCV @ Gamescom is available for you to read for free right now. You can read it in your browser here, or get it via the MCV App on iPad. Of course, if you are at Gamescom, you can pick a physical copy of the publication up …

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