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Deep Silver hints at another open-world Dead Island game

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Guido Eickmeyer, the creative director at publisher Deep Silver, participated in an Ask Me Anything thread today on Reddit, where he answered questions related to the Dead Island series.

Developer Techland started the zombie-survival series in 2011 and continued it with Dead Island: Riptide earlier this year.

"I would not expect the series to stop at this point," said Eickmeyer, when asked if the companies would release a third installment.

"If there were to be another Dead Island," he teased, "I would say that exploration in an open-world game is key to being fun. Size is not the only answer here as not every gamer would like to have a DayZ kind of experience, but you want to feel being part of a world, not a linear corridor of events."

He added, "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."

Eickmeyer said all Dead Island games will be part of one expanding world.

Recently, Deep Silver announced Dead Island: Epidemic, a free-to-play ZOMBA (zombie online multiplayer battle arena, or twist on the MOBA genre) that it will detail at Gamescom.

"Epidemic will be different in many ways, focusing on a crafting system with a lot of depth and gamers who like to have a hardcore experience that does not require half of your life to master it and some environment that appreciated fun over bullying," he said.

Source: GameSpot

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