Deep Silver, publisher of Dead Island 2, has announced that Yager Development is no longer working on Dead Island 2.Earlier this year Deep Silver delayed Dead Island 2 until 2016.
Deep Silver had this to say about removing Yager from the project.
"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."
Dead Island 2 was absent from E3 this year. Last year the game had a trailer that many enjoyed. At that time Yager was making the game and it was coming out in 2015. Now Yager is gone and the game isn't coming out until next year, maybe.
The Dead Island franchise has grown fast in the last few years. Though many have found the more recent games to be disappointing. Escape Dead Islandreceived terrible reviews and Dead Island Riptidedidn't fair much better. There is also currently a Dead Island MOBA in beta.
No word on which studio is taking over Dead Island 2 development. Unless things have changed, Dead Island 2 is coming out on PS4, Xbox One and PC.