Just a couple of weeks ago it was announced that Dead Island 2 is no longer being developed by Yager. The news was unexpected and many are worried about the future of Dead Island 2.
Now, it has come to light that Yager Productions filed for insolvency on July 22. The news was shared today by means of a press-release which also assured fans that all other branches of Yager Group aren’t affected by this, and under development projects will continue as planned.
Yager managing director Timo Ullmann stated:
As single-purpose company, Yager Productions was assigned to the development of the Deep Silver title Dead Island 2. The insolvency filing is a direct result from the early termination of the project and helps protecting our staff. In the course of the proceedings, we gain time to sort out the best options for reorganising this entity.
Insolvency proceedings solely affect Yager Productions. All other parts of Yager Group are independent and remain unaffected. In addition to titles that are already in production, Yager has a team working on new gaming concepts which also remained intact.
Deep Silver and Yager had different visions for Dead Island 2, so they parted ways. The title was suppose to release in Spring 2015, but was delayed to 2016 back in April. We don’t know who will take on the development of Dead Island 2 now, but Deep Silver says they will share more information on a large stage.
Gamescom is just around the corner, it offers one of the biggest stages of year, so could we hear something during the event?