Dead Island 2 developer Dambuster Studios has created a bespoke gore system for its upcoming zombie-slaying sequel, and it is some of the detailed ever seen in video games.
“We’ve in all probability spent an unhealthy period of time passionately creating our personal grotesque gore tech, which we codename internally FLESH,” defined Dead Island 2’s recreation director, David Stenton, in a dialog with IGN. “That’s brief for Absolutely Locational Evisceration System for Humanoids.”
“[This system] permits gamers to slice, cube, chop, dismember, soften, bludgeon and break zombies in every kind of spectacular and fashionable methods,” he continued. “And it’s all totally procedural as nicely.”
The brand new trailer exhibits off a robust choice of gory kills, however Stenton has plenty of enthusiasm for the detailed approach the FLESH system replicates burning flesh.
“One of the vital enjoyable issues you are able to do within the recreation is soften a zombie,” he stated. “You possibly can see [the flames] burn by the garments and all of the comfortable tissue, and down by the organs and into the bones. So yeah, we’ve put plenty of effort into the core fight and the gore that goes together with that.”
Dead Island 2 was re-revealed at Gamescom 2022’s Opening Evening Reside present, exhibiting off the zombie recreation for the primary time in eight years. Dambuster is the third developer to work on the sport, following authentic studio Yager and second studio Sumo Digital, and they started work from scratch after taking on duties on the mission. Their new model of Dead Island 2 is about to launch subsequent February.
Matt Purslow is IGN’s UK Information and Options Editor.