Dead Island dev has plans for Dead World

Techland files for trademark on new name for use in digital media and gaming properties.

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Dead Island's chaos was confined to a tropical isle, but Techland wants its zombie outbreak to spread. In September, Lionsgate optioned the game's film rights, and last week, the developer filed a trademark for another possible project in the series.

Zombie outbreaks are never fully contained.

Spotted by Siliconera, Techland has filed a US Patent and Trademark Office application for use of the name Dead World. The filing, dated October 28, would cover use of the term as it relates to digital media and entertainment/video game-related properties. The developer has not made any announcements regarding a potential Dead Island follow-up.

Dead Island proper was in development for more than five years, but Techland isn't done with it yet. A content pack titled Blood Arena was delayed in September, but Techland has since reallocated development resources to "further polishing" of the base game.

Set on a secluded resort, Dead Island tells the brutal story of everyday civilians caught up in a zombie apocalypse. Gamers can choose among four character classes, which break down into the leader, tank, jack-of-all-trades, and assassin archetypes. Every single character starts out the same way--suddenly attacked by zombies at the island's hotel, knocked out, and dragged to a nearby pool house converted to a shelter.

For more on Techland's latest, check out GameSpot's review of Dead Island.

Discussion

91 comments
Gravity_Slave
Gravity_Slave

Its weird to say this, but Dead Island was a hyped-up-sleeper-hit. First people were excited by the dramatic trailer...than everyone was disappointed by the games departure of said trailer in the game. But once people started to play it thru, they (we) all loved it anyway in the end........................................... My only complaint with DI was the lack of a day/nite cycle (uh hello, zombies...scary darkness! duh!) and the stupid character stereotypes...

MrHatnClogs
MrHatnClogs

They should put in Launchpad Mcquack as a sidekick in the next game!

StJimmy15
StJimmy15

Count me in if its not an MMO!

Hurvl
Hurvl

@Suikogaiden Yeah, if they do that, the only apocalypse worth writing about will be Techland's impending doom, as it succumbs to the economical disaster that a failed MMO can bring.

ValmartheMagi
ValmartheMagi

I loved this game. Had very few issues with it.

Henninger
Henninger

Aight i will admit that this game has issues but its still a good game. If they polished it more it would've gotten much better scores from the critics. I personally love the game! I've been waiting 4 a game like this 4 a long time. So if they make a sequel 2 this game then im in. They just gotta polish it up better than Dead Island.

Savior4Life
Savior4Life

This game was totally under rated, I'm still playing it!

gix47
gix47

1st thought was a dead island mmo!! good to see they have big plans for this :)

Contelis
Contelis

tell ya what, how bout we fix the PC version of Dead Island so i can play with my friends and not get booted every minute, then we'll talk sequel. we bought this game so we could play together and it's a blast (for 1 to 10 minutes) but we can't play together for more than 10 minutes tops. sooo frustrating! please! please fix! i want to play!

boll_sucks
boll_sucks

Hope they don't use the Chrome Engine. That thing sucks big time.

Wolf-5
Wolf-5

Cool! Hope it is a huge open world with a bit more polished system and as always up to date graphics, and I am sold! :D I didn't like how going back and forth through areas, the same zombies tended to spawn in the same spot doing the same thing, like banging on a door/stall.

Dark_Lunacy
Dark_Lunacy

boyardee14 Lol, it's like your opinion is the only one that matters, and everyone who disagree with you are wrong. With that kind of attitude, no one is going to take you seriously. With that said, lots of people think that Dead Island is a good game, and others, including you, don't. So don't play it, and don't follow the news about it.

Contelis
Contelis

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duncanpeters
duncanpeters

wow, lost respect for them unless it actually has something to do with deadworld otherwise it would seem to me like they are stealing a name and idea, that has been around since the 70s ! btw if anyone wants to read a good zombie comic go pick up some deadworlds especially the older ones (you can get them in an omnibus)

danevader
danevader

@GameWaiter I think Dead Space already beat them to it :P

lorronzo
lorronzo

dead island sequel......dead sea, not much to do. you just have a huge ocean to swim around. then dead playground, youve made it back to land. but its been apocalipsed. better than the second, as you can do more than just swim in an endless sea. a lot more to explore. number 4, left 4 dead: on another island. and so on so forth.

GameWaiter
GameWaiter

why don't make Dead Galaxy or perhaps Dead Universe instead?

eva89
eva89

wheres the DLC

kyle_360
kyle_360

what a a horrible review, this game has it's flaws but im enjoying it very much

subz3ro74
subz3ro74

dang dlv havent came out yet n now they talkin about making part 2?? smh

Rankor_Mugnam
Rankor_Mugnam

I hope it will be a sandbox planet earth, like 1:1 scale with 7000000000 zombies

BuBsay
BuBsay

Get rid of the terrible terrible characters and level scaling and sure thing, why not.

AuronAXE
AuronAXE

Dead Island...Dead World....Dead...Space? This might create some complications for the two IP's.

Symbiote_Venom
Symbiote_Venom

guess they should of killed that zombie eating mummy =]

feleas
feleas

Level scaling actually makes sense to me as it keeps the zombies on par with you. How you kill them makes the game easier because as you progress you learn to get better and better at fighting them. Level scaling makes it so that they won't get weak to the point where it's not realistic anymore. They added the level scaling to prevent such a thing from happening. Kept you thinking on choosing your fights and escape routes throughout the entire game that way.

barronator
barronator

I need something to make me care about the main characters more, and lvl scaling sucks i wanna be a badass when i go back to where i started. But i'm all up for this anyway because other then those infected that always ran past me then behind me and gave me butthurt it was a great game and i can't wait for zombie killing action.

megadeth1117
megadeth1117

Take away level scaling, get better voice actors, add the ability to make your character rather than choose from four equally annoying ones and I'm in.

pencru
pencru

I'd like to see this. I sure hope the new game will give us more characters and guns since, you know, it's not going to be confined to an island anymore. :D

turnerdoc
turnerdoc

i agree it sucks should have had first and third specs like fallout and oblivion

boyardee14
boyardee14

@dark_lunacy lmao when did i say anything bout hating it cuz of blood. i play lottsa fps. dont get mad just cuz dead island sucks but u like it.

razqoonz
razqoonz

Sound like "28 days later" movie with "28 weeks later" sequel?

ChaosUndivided
ChaosUndivided

This was fun with a couple of friends but alone gets boring very quickly. Would of prefered more guns. It may make it like other Zombie Shooters but they are not open world games so it wouldn't matter.

neumanbr
neumanbr

Thank you for putting my opinion on words @ZeroX91. :) :P Seriously, sometimes not even one of those zombies would kill those fan boys cause their excitement shows only they are brainless sometimes.

hampton2003
hampton2003

I almost played this, but the tedious soda/snack etc sys really bored me when i watched streams. Heres to hoping they "trim the fat" on the next one.

BlackBaldwin
BlackBaldwin

dead island may have had some nice mechanics to it such as the melee battle system but other then that the game was pretty flawed with a horrible story which didn't really propel a gamer to want to spend tons and tons of hours on it. Honestly I only played the game for maybe ten hours inwhich in my mind just makes me feel irritated that I paid sixty bux for a game that I found boring so quickly. So until I hear that they made the second game more compelling I'm not getting excited for the sequel...

finaleve
finaleve

@ggregd Zombies have been around forever, dude. It's not THAT common of a thing, much like in the movies. It's only noticeable now because we have Walking Dead on TV and that is advertised a lot. @Because most of those suggestions are stupid. The thing with Dead Island was that you could do a lot. It had zombie infested forests, dead roaming the streets of town, a prison full of them, etc. It was a variety that made the game good. Dead town/city just takes that variety away. Country or State...maybe. Release the damn DLC. Seriously.

rushad_patel
rushad_patel

hmmmmm Dead World... Sounds like a prequel to Dead Space :-P

-DirtySanchez-
-DirtySanchez-

id like for them to release the DLC for Dead Island before talking about anything else

slonekb05
slonekb05

Last thing this game needs is a movie...seriously ...its not like it was an epic game. good but diffidently not movie worthy

ZeroX91
ZeroX91

Maybe its a mmo, but how can people say a game sounds awesome when the only info about it is the title?

lonewolf1044
lonewolf1044

While they are polishing the game and it does get polished, I hope to see that DLC they promised. If they do not honor that then they baited a lot of people. I have a feeling that somehow they are going to reneg on that DLC and that is fast becoming the standard. Promise the customer pre-order DLC and when launch day comes and then tell the customer that it has been delayed and somehow you do not hear about it no more. BF 3 did the same thing.

Taix34
Taix34

Dead Earth sounds better, i loved Dead island maybe keep some of the characters from dead island and maybe add a mode where u can make your own character,that would be something :P

SicklySunStorm
SicklySunStorm

Dead Island to Dead World is a bit of a leap isn't it? What about Dead Town, Dead City, Dead County and Dead State? Hell, even Dead Country (is that a music genre?) Anyhow, I've enjoyed a bit of Dead Island on a friends PC... was lots of fun. I plan to pick it up, but not for a while. Too many other great games around at the moment.

SDBusDriver1979
SDBusDriver1979

I got a zombie army and you can't harm me Who do you voodoo

rocketship1
rocketship1

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