When we first heard that Dead Island 2 had been delayed into 2016, no one was really all that surprised. Game delays happen all the time, and even they’re previous game that hit earlier this year, Dying Light, had been delayed the year before. It’s complete absence from E3 seemed a little odd, as even with a delay, you’d expect them to show something…but they didn’t. Now it’s becoming a little more clear about the troubles the game is having.
Deep Silver has announced that they’ve dropped Yager as the developers for Dead Island 2 and are currently in the process of trying to find another dev team:
“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.”
Basically, they’re saying it’s still a game they want to make, but it’s kind of in limbo now until a new dev is brought on to handle it. If they’re still wanting to hit a 2016 release, they’re going to have to work fast, but frankly, I don’t see that happening. I’m sure it will come out, but I’m guessing it won’t be in the next year.