Yager lead Timo Ullmann has cited visions of Dead Island 2 falling “out of alignment” as the reason for the studio’s drop from the project.
Yesterday, news spread that Dead Island 2 publisher Deep Silver dropped developer Yager from making the game. This is the same studio behind Spec Ops: The Line.
The reason for the drop according to Deep Silver was incredibly vague. In fact, it doesn’t hint at a reasons so much as a single decision. Here’s the 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.”
Not much, right? Here’s Ullman’s statement with Games Industry.
“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.”
As for what’s next for Yager? They’ll continue working on Dreadnought, the massive ship combat game, but there’s something more coming.
“All I can reveal at this point is that Gamescom will be awesome.”
Gamescom starts on August 9.