Certainly one of 80 video games in improvement at THQ Nordic.
Lifeless Island 2, a recreation that was introduced half a decade in the past and has since gone by way of quite a few improvement setbacks, is purportedly “nonetheless being labored on.”
Revealed in a THQ Nordic monetary report name over a slide that included upcoming releases from the more and more giant writer, CEO Lars Wingefors merely mentioned “Lifeless Island 2, nonetheless being labored on. Keep tuned.” The slide confirmed a brand for Lifeless Island 2, confirming it’s nonetheless coming to PC, PS4 and Xbox One, however no new info was revealed.
Throughout the identical slide, Wingefors famous that THQ Nordic has a large variety of introduced and unannounced video games in improvement, saying “In complete, we have now 80 video games below improvement. The place 32 are introduced and 48 unannounced.” A few of these introduced video games are owned IP like Kingdom Come Deliverance and Lifeless Island 2, others are third occasion video games like Shenmue III and Wasteland three. A few of these unannounced tasks are coming from Warhorse, Volition, Espresso Stain North and 4A Video games.
THQ Nordic additionally introduced through the monetary report name that it has acquired yet one more studio: Piranha Bytes, the developer behind Risen, Gothic and Elex.
Lifeless Island 2’s lengthy and tumultuous improvement has lead many to imagine the sport had been canceled. Most not too long ago, In July 2018, a remark from the Lifeless Island Twitter account confirmed it was nonetheless in improvement. Previous to this, it was one in every of IGN’s 15 greatest lacking video games from E3 2018, one of many prime 10 video games lacking from E3 2017, and among the many 16 massive lacking video games from E3 2016.
In March 2016, LittleBigPlanet three studio Sumo Digital was introduced as Lifeless Rising 2’s new developer, after its earlier developer Yager Productions GmbH was faraway from the mission and later filed for insolvency. We received a take a look at its gameplay manner again throughout Gamescom 2014 following its announcement at E3 2014.
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