Dead Island 2 has suffered yet another setback in the development process, as publisher Deep Silver has today parted ways with developer Yager.
This new revelation comes shortly after the news that Dead Island 2 would be delayed into 2016, after having had a fairly good announcement trailer at 2014’s E3. Yager studios, who previously worked on Spec Ops: The Line, has now been dropped by Deep Silver.
“With Dead Island 2, Deep Silver has always been dedicated to delivering the sequel that that Dead Island fans deserve” Deep Silver stated today. “After careful consideration, today we announce the decision to part ways with development studio Yager. We will continue to work towards bringing our vision of Dead Island 2 to life”
Deep Silver failed to announce which studio would be taking over development duties from Yager, but stated that more information would be shared “at a later stage.” I highly doubt Deep Silver would have taken the game away from Yager without having another studio in mind to take over.
Dead Island 2 was announced last summer during Sony’s E3 presentation, and while it will also launch on Xbox and PC, there will be a beta held first for Playstation 4 at some point in the future.