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Deep Silver gives more details on Dead Island 2

Development actually being handled by Spec Ops devs Yager

Deep Silver has released more details on their newly unveiled survival sequel Dead Island 2.

Development duties on the series have passed from creators Techland to Yager, the German studio behind Spec Ops: The Line. As a result the game is being developed using the Unreal Engine 4 instead of Techland's Chrome 5 engine.

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Dead Island 2 will offer the same combination of free-roaming, foraging, weapon crafting and melee combat but leveraging next-gen console hardware has allowed Yager to expand the co-op muliplayer elements from four players up to eight players in the same drop-in/drop-out way that made the original game so popular.

Dead Island 2 will be released on the PC, PS4 and Xbox One in the spring of 2015.

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