The oft-delayed, always-mysterious Lifeless Island 2 would possibly nonetheless be coming if a new job listing at developer Dambuster Studios is any indication. The place is for an artwork director to work on a recreation of Los Angeles and, “create the solar soaked backdrop to a full scale zombie apocalypse set throughout the long-lasting Californian metropolis for the subsequent installment on the planet famend Lifeless Island franchise.” The itemizing additionally references making a title for, “present and future platforms,” probably hinting at a cross-gen launch for the sport.
It has been a protracted and bumpy street for Lifeless Island 2, the observe as much as Techland’s co-op zombie-killing titles. After growing 2011’s Lifeless Island and its 2013 observe up, Lifeless Island: Riptide, the Polish studio moved on from the franchise to start out a brand new post-apocalyptic zombie collection, Dying Light. Throughout Lifeless Island 2’s reveal at E3 2014, it was introduced that Spec Ops: The Line developer Yager Improvement was put accountable for the numbered sequel. Nevertheless, Deep Silver and Yager had a falling out, and Deep Silver transitioned development to Team Sonic Racing and Crackdown 3 studio Sumo Digital in 2016. Then, final 12 months, it was introduced that Dambuster Studios, which took over development on Homefront: The Revolution when Crytek suffered financial woes and its relationship with Deep Silver went downhill, could be taking over Dead Island 2 as well; an fascinating twist, seeing as how Yager and Crytek shared Deep Silver’s E3 2014 assembly space to indicate off Lifeless Island 2 and Homefront: The Revolution respectively. Now, Dambuster Studios may have (hopefully) completed each of these titles.
Issues have been quiet for Lifeless Island 2 ever since Dambuster took over, however with this new job itemizing, it is potential the workforce is constructing towards a re-reveal someday quickly. Lifeless Island 2 was initially set to launch in 2015, however has been regularly delayed because of its turbulent improvement.