Dead Island 2 in development at Dambuster Studios

Dead Island 2 development confirmed to be underway during THQ Nordic earnings call.

Dead Island 2 development is being lead by Dambuster Studios, according to information released as part of THQ Nordic's Q1 financial report.

The report, released last night to show the Swedish-headquartered publisher is up 193% on their pre-tax earnings over last year, revealed a number of game franchises they have in development at various subsidiary studios. One of which, was the numbered continuation of the Dead Island franchise and story.

"We have entrusted Dambuster Studios with the Dead Island franchise, bringing the development of this key franchise to one of our internal studios," says the earnings report. "They are now leading the development of Dead Island 2."

Other news from the report includes that THQ Nordic's recruitment of Timesplitters' co-creator Steve Ellis, who has joined the team working on the game's future after Deep Silver acquired the rights last year. There was also news of Volition now at work on a new Saints Row game, which is apparently "deep in development".

The earnings report also revealed that Fishlabs, best known for their space combat sim series Galaxy On Fire, is working on an unannounced new IP, as well as a number of other unannounced projects.

News of Dead Island 2 being in development at Dambuster Studios is just another reason to be excited about the upcoming Gamescom 2019 schedule, perhaps we'll see something there?

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