Publisher Deep Silver has just announced that the development team behind Dead Island 2, Yager Development, have been relieved of their duty with regards to further production on the highly-anticipated next entry in the Dead Island franchise set to release sometime in 2016.
CEO of Yager Group, Timo Ullmann, released a statement regarding the news just a short time ago via the developer’s Facebook page.
”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.”
Dead Island 2 was set to launch in 2015, but was delayed to a release sometime within 2016, but no official window for launch has been announced as of yet.