Yager Productions, former developer of Dead Island 2, has filed for insolvency after ending its partnership with Deep Silver for Dead Island 2. The studio’s managing director, Timo Ullmann, explained that the decision was made to reorganize the studio and protect the team members.
“As single-purpose company, Yager Productions GmbH 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 reorganizing this entity,” said Ullmann.
Ullmann also noted that Yager Development is not affected. The insolvency only affects the subdivision that was setup to work on Dead Island 2. Yager Productions was removed from the project in early July, but the project is still moving forward according to Deep Silver.
“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,” said Deep Silver in a statement. “We will continue working towards bringing our vision of Dead Island 2 to life, and we will share further information at a later stage.”
There is no word yet on a replacement developer. Ullmann previously stated Yager is currently working on a flight combat simulator entitled Dreadnought, with Grey Box publishing as well as “new projects”.