Dead Island 2 has once again lost its developer, leaving it a lifeless husk with almost no hopes of resurrection. Early on Techland was set to develop the title but decided it was better to focus their efforts on Dying Light. Soon after Yager presented their ideas to Deep Silver and were granted the opportunity to complete development on Dead Island 2.
Last week Deep Silver announced that after 3 years in development Yager would not be continuing with production on Dead Island 2. A recent post on Yager`s Facebook page has shed a bit more light on the situation.
“Our YAGER team is fully committed to the development of AAA quality titles,” writes Timo Ullmann, managing director at Yager. “We work closely with international publishers and partners and have at the same time always remained an independent development studio. Our team is made of the best creative minds and tech specialists who all share a common identity. The team worked with enthusiasm to take Dead Island 2 to a new level of quality. However, YAGER and Deep Silver’s respective visions of the project fell out of alignment, which led to the decision that has been made. We’ll focus our current efforts on Dreadnought together with Six Foot and our publisher Grey Box as well as on new projects. More details will be disclosed soon. All I can reveal at this point is that gamescom will be awesome for Dreadnought.”
This seems like a good time to stop production entirely. Is anyone even looking forward to Dead Island 2? Go down to the comments and let us know your opinions!