Yager is no longer the developer of Dead Island 2

Some not so good news for those of you looking forward to Dead Island 2. It appears that the games’ developer Yager, the studio known for Spec Ops: The Line, is no longer working on the game. Publisher Deep Silver said the following:

“With Dead Island 2, Deep Silver has always been dedicated to delivering the sequel that Dead Island fans deserve. After careful consideration, today we announce the decision to part ways with development partner Yager. We will continue working towards bringing our vision of Dead Island 2 to life, and we will share further information at a later stage.”

Well best of luck to both Yager and Deep Silver, hopefully the game finds a new developer and doesn’t fall by the wayside.


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  • Uh oh. Wonder if they’ll be changing direction.

  • Henrikm

    hmm maybe… I know Dead Island the first had more humor in it then say its sister game Dying light but dont know if that was intensional or just bad story writting and voice acting yet it tried to be somewhat realistic anyway.

    But it seems as Dead Island was pretty well met,so they kept the more strange things of Dead Island and they went over the top with Dead Island 2 Zombie thrown way up in the air as example..

    Maybe they thought they where overdoing it and want too tone it down a bit and keep it somewhat realistic seeing as Dying Light sold pretty well aswell and was more serious tone?

    I dont know I liked Dead Island and Riptide even if they stole that emotinal part away with that well done intro.

    But when I saw Dead Island 2 I thought meeh,dont look like a Zombie game for me.
    It was not because of the setting or so but the thing they went overboard with the more comical aspect of Dead Island 2.

    Then I liked Dead Rising 3 much better even if they went so damn far into the future and left out Frank entirly and Chuck(as non playable).

    I do hope too see a Dead Rising 4 though hopefully with a female lead this time.


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