Shortly after releasing Homefront: The Revolution and Dead Island Definitive Collection in May, Deep Silver will be making a major announcement at E3 2016 in mid-June 2016, CEO Klemens Kundratitz revealed.
Speaking with MCV, Kundratitz said “the coming 12 months will be marked by a number of key releases on console and PC,” before adding that they have a lot of games in development:
Deep Silver has evolved over the last five years as a leading independent developer and global publisher. We are closing the gap between us and the top league of games companies. But at the same time we are determined to keep our independent spirit to be a great publishing partner for other independent companies and form alliances that work for both partners in the long-term, in both the physical and digital space.
We have a lot of games in the pipeline and are very much looking forward to E3, where we are not going to be absent and where we will make our next major announcement.
Also in the interview, he talked about Homefront: The Revolution, saying they’re “going to surprise many people with the quality that product will finally deliver,” and they’re “determined to establish Homefront as a well-recognized IP in the shooter genre.”
Some of the other titles expected in 2016 from Deep Silver are Mighty No 9 and Dead Island 2.
Addressing the delays to Mighty No 9, Kundratitz said, “Unfortunately we just had to iron out the last multiplayer issues and that’s well on its way now. We are confident that we will release the game in the coming months.”
As for the recent hiring of Sumo Digital for Dead Island 2, Kundratitz explained that they ended the collaboration with previous developer Yager because “we wanted to make no compromises with this IP.” He added, “Sumo Digital showed so much understanding of the brand and had creative ideas and an excellent, clear vision that was aligned with our own. It just made perfect sense for us to move the project to them. We are obviously super excited about the progress we are making with them.”
What do you think Deep Silver will announce at E3? A new Saints Row? A new Metro? Something else?