Dead Island 2 Left Without Developers
Dead Island 2 is having hard times on becoming alive as they have recently lost their development studio Yager Developments. As the former developer of the upcoming Dead Island 2 game states, one of the main reasons for such separation was a different vision between Yager Developments and Deep Silver.
As Timo Ulmann, who is the managing director of Yager Developments, said in his statement, the Dead Island 2 game project just “fell out of alignment.” He added: “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.”
Yager Developments were not only working on Dead Island 2. The studio is also developing Dreadnought, a flight battle simulator. So after separating from Deep Silver and Dead Island 2 project, studio will focus on Dreadnought and other new project that will come along.
The decision to separate from Yager was first stated by Deep Silver back on July 14 with the following words: “After careful consideration, today we announce the decision to part ways with development partner Yager.With Dead Island 2, Deep Silver has always been dedicated to delivering the sequel that Dead Island fans deserve. We will continue working towards bringing our vision of Dead Island 2 to life, and we will share further information at a later stage.”
However, it is still unknown which partner Deep Silver will choose for the Dead Island 2 development.
News about the upcoming Dead Island 2 was first announced during Sony’s E3 press event where they informed that the upcoming zombie game will be available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. However, the game’s first beta will be available for PS4 only.
Dead Island 2 will be widely focused on melee battle and role-playing features. It will also have impressive and unique handcrafted weapons, regarding Deep Silver. Dead Island 2 will be powered by Unreal Engine 4 that will let players to travel to such spectacular places as Venice Beach or The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.
Another widely promoted feature of Dead Island 2 is a smooth multiplayer mode for up to 8 players where they can collaborate, fight or simply exist. Deep Silver called it as a “new-gen multiplayer experience.”