Original Story: On July 14th, the Dead Island 2 twitter tweeted out this announcement regarding the game:
Upon following the link, it’s stated that Deep Silver has dismissed Yager as the developer behind Dead Island 2. At this, point we don’t know why the split was made or who caused it. We can assume that either Yager or Deep Silver started to deviate from determining how the true “sequel that Dead Island fans deserve” should be made.
Here’s the message, no official statement has been giving by Yager yet, so I will update this article when we hear more. Of course we don’t yet know what caused the falling out, so let us know what you think about it below.
Yager posted a response on Facebook to yesterday’s message with the following.
“We’re sorry to announce the termination of our joint project with Deep Silver. As of now YAGER is no longer responsible for the development of Dead Island 2.”
“Timo Ullmann, CEO of YAGER Group, elaborates: ”Our YAGER team is fully committed to the development of AAA quality titles. 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.”
“Just as the many fans of Dead Island we sincerely hope that DI2 will shape up to be the great experience everyone has been waiting for.”
Thankfully, Yager has another game to fall back on at this point although being a disappointing turn of events in relation to Dead Island 2. We wish Yager all the best with their upcoming game Dreadnaught, which the CEO claims we shall be seeing more of at this year’s GamesCom.