Deep Silver Looking For New Dead Island 2 Studio

By Mark Delaney, 2 years ago
Dead Island fans have had it rough over the last few months. After a late April delay set Dead Island 2 back until 2016, the news around the game has grown even grimmer. Deep Silver has announced that they have dropped Yager Studios as the game's development house and are seeking a new studio to inherit the project. Reasons for the delay weren't made clear, but given the delay, some speculate the studio had missed important development milestones which are always a big sticking point in any contract between developer and publisher.

A representative from Deep Silver delivered the following vague statement:

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.
With an unclear timetable, the entire project is now up in the air. The brand name has garnered some acclaim however, so clearly Deep Silver doesn't want to drop the title completely. Is this the bullet to the head for Dead Island 2?

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Mark Delaney
Written by Mark Delaney
Mark is a Boston native now living in Portland, Oregon. He's the Editorial Manager on TA, loves story-first games, and is one of three voices on the TA Playlist podcast. Outside of games he likes biking, sci-fi, the NFL, and spending time with his fiancé and son. He almost never writes in the third person.