Dead Island publisher Deep Silver has said that Dead Island 2 is not in development right now, and that Spec Ops: The Line developer Yager has not been hired to work on the sequel.
“We are neither working with Yager on Dead Island 2 nor do we have any contractual agreement with Yager about any project at this point,” Deep Silver development director Guido Eickmeyer told IGN.
“Yager and Deep Silver do have a very close relationship, based on personal and professional connections between the parties,” he continued. “There is a legitimate chance that we will – at some point – work together on a title – and I would not even exclude the possibility that this could be something within the Dead Island franchise.
“We have neither something in place or in discussion between the parties that would explain such a news, nor do we have Dead Island 2 in concept or production with external partners.”