Dead Island 2's new developer is UK-based Sumo Digital, MCV has revealed.

The zombie sequel began under the guidance of Yager, but this partnership was ended by publisher Deep Silver in July 2015 leaving the game in a state of limbo. It's not clear how long Sumo has now been in charge of development.

"Sumo showed so much understanding of the brand, had creative ideas and an excellent, vision that was aligned with our own," Koch Media CEO Dr Klemens Kundratitz told MCV.

"It just made perfect sense for us to move the project to them. We will reveal more details at a later stage, but for now I'd like to say that we are obviously super excited about the progress that we are making with them."

Sumo COO Paul Porter shared the studio's excited: "It's an honour to be charged with the evolution of such an important franchise in Deep Silver's catalogue. We're looking forward to exceeding fan expectation with an ambitious design that we're confident will take bone-crunching, visceral, zombie action to a whole new level."

It's probably safe to assume we'll start hearing much more about Dead Island 2 later this year.

Source: MCV