Yager was the developer of Deep Silver’s Dead Island 2, with was being the operative word there. Yesterday, publisher Deep Silver announced that they would be splitting ways with developer Yager. Today, Yager has responded to the news of being fired.
Deep Silver cut ties with Yager and the development of Dead Island 2 due to a lack of agreement on the vision of the game. Deep Silver respectfully said that their visions didn’t align and they would share more information at a later stage.
Yager responded today, in kind, with a message from Timo Ullmann, CEO of Yager Group:
”Our Yager team is fully committed to the development of AAA quality titles. We work closely with international publishers and partners and have at the same time always remained an independent development studio. 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. We’ll focus our current efforts on Dreadnought together with Six Foot and our publisher Grey Box as well as on new projects. More details will be disclosed soon. All I can reveal at this point is that gamescom will be awesome for Dreadnought.”
In their official statement Yager also wished the best of luck to Dead Island 2 fans and the game being the great experience they’ve been waiting for.