Today publisher Deep Silver has announced they will be parting ways with Dead Island 2 developers YAGER, releasing a statement via press release, saying:
"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."
This is not the first time that Deep Silver has parted with one of its developer partners. Techland – the developer of the original Dead Island game – was also edged out of working on Dead Island 2, but refused to comment on the matter. Deep Silver also cut ties with Crytek, the developers working on Homefront, but releasing a statement that Crytek UK staff were transferring to Deep Silver’s new studio while doling out some layoffs at Crytek USA.
Dead Island 2 is scheduled to launch in 2016 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.