An industry insider has claimed that Dead Island 2 is becoming a next-gen exclusive as it abandons its' PS4 and Xbox One release plans.
Dead Island 2 appears to be as plagued as it's zombies but that doesn't mean it isn't still on the way.
After an incredible cinematic teaser, fans of the first game were obviously thrilled to learn that a sequel was in the works.
However, after a horrendously troubled development cycle, Dead Island 2 is now reportedly a next-gen exclusive and we have everything you need to know about that here.
According to MauroNL3 on Twitter, Dead Island 2 is being listed as a game for "Next-Gen Consoles and PC Platforms", seemingly abandoning it's PS4 and Xbox One release plans.
This might not be as surprising given the fact that publishers Deep Silver are looking at a third developer for the game in Dambuster Studios. However, it is a little disheartening when you think about the fans who have been waiting for the game since 2014.
" Experience with DXR and compute are a must, as you will be heavily involved in raising our visual bar on high-end platforms using the latest rendering technologies."
Although they might initially seem like unsupported claims, the recent slew of job listings on Dambuster Studios' Careers page seems to confirm that this may well be the case.
Dambuster Studios were formed in 1999, working with Free Radical Design on the Time Splitters series before developing Haze in 2008.
From there, they moved to help Crytek UK develop the console versions of Crysis 1, 2, and 3 and then Ryse Son of Rome.
From 2014, though, Dambusters Studios have been working with Deep Silver and has been putting their time into Dead Island 2 since August 2019.