Yesterday, Deep Silver announced that Dead Island 2 will be switching teams from Yager mid-development. This April we received word that Dead Island 2 has been pushed back to 2016 rather then releasing this year, and now with this news, it would seem that the game may be in more trouble then we had previously thought.
Following Deep Silver’s announcement of the two teams parting ways, Yager have released a statement on their Facebook page.
“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.”
Are you a fan of the Dead Island series? Let us know what you think of this news in the comments.