Dambuster Studios have recently published a job listing for the Dead Island franchise. Which means that Dead Island 2 is probably still in development.
According to the listing, the studio is looking for a developer to help them create the sun soaked backdrop to a full scale zombie apocalypse set across the iconic Californian city, for the next installment in the Dead Island franchise.
Dambuster Studios are not the developers of the original Dead Island. Their last game was Homefront: The Revolution, which wasn’t that great. The first Dead Island was developed by Techland, the guys behind Dying Light, and also its upcoming sequel.
Initially the game was going to be developed by Yager, the developers behind the superb Spec Ops: The Line. Unfortunately that didn’t work out well, and Deep Silver transitioned development to Sumo Digital. However, in 2019, Deep Silver announced that Dambuster Studios will be taking over the development.