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Deep Silver Mulling Over Dead Island 2 Plans

by Jim Reilly on May 18, 2012 at 10:03 AM

Publisher Deep Silver is considering its options for the next Dead Island game and will make an announcement in due course.

A rumor surfaced earlier this week on IGN Germany that stated Deep Silver has signed developer Yager to create Dead Island 2. Yager is currently finishing up development on Spec Ops: The Line for 2K Games.

Deep Silver has denied the rumor, saying it has not begun work on a sequel just yet. “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. 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 the greatest respect for this team, we absolutely love what we have seen so far from SpecOps - and we are constantly discussing potential opportunities. However, 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.”

The first Dead Island game was developed by Poland-based Techland and has since shipped over 3 million copies. The developer also recently registered a trademark for "Dead World," which could be a potential name for the next game.

[Source: IGN]