Dead Island 3 hinted at by Deep Silver

Deep Silver appears is gearing up to make announcements about the future of the Dead Island series. Having just revealed PC multiplayer online battle arena game Dead Island: Epidemic, which is due to be detailed at Gamescom later this month, Deep Silver creative director Guido Eickmeyer fielded questions about the series in a Reddit Q&A.

Asked if Dead Island 3 will be made, he said: “I would not expect the series to stop at this point :)” And pressed on whether a third instalment is on the horizon, or if any new Dead Island Riptide DLC is on the way, Eickmeyer said: “For now, I can only ask you to wait a bit further, then some really nice things will be revealed about the future of dead island :)”

The original Dead Island released in September 2011 and its sequel, Dead Island: Riptide, launched in April 2013. Both games were developed by Polish studio Techland, which is currently working on two major projects, Hellraid for current-gen consoles and PC, and first-person action survival horror game Dying Light, which is due for release on Xbox One, PS4 and PC in 2014.