Dead Island publisher Deep Silver recently announced that Dead Island 2 or any sequel to the title is not currently in production, and asserted that there is also no current talks, work or pre-production happening with Spec Ops: The Line developer Yager about a potential 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's Development Director, Guido Eickmeyer told IGN.
"We have neither something in place or in discussion between the parties that would explain such news, nor do we have Dead Island 2 in concept or production with external partners."
Eickmeyer did elaborate on potential work with Yager in the future, however.
"There is a legitimate chance that we will – at some point – work [with Yager] on a title - and I would not even exclude the possibility that this could be something within the Dead Island franchise."
The question of how original Dead Island developer Techland fits into the picture, especially considering they registered the domain titled "Dead World" last year, was raised.
"We didn't confirm or deny anything. We can't stop anyone from jumping to conclusions, but we won't comment on rumours," Techland's International Brand Manager, Blazej Krakowiak explained to Eurogamer.
Krakowiak also commented on the registering of the Dead World trademark. "Let's set the record straight. The only thing that happened was that Techland registered Dead World as a trade mark. Let me point out that it's hardly the only trade mark we own."
"While Dead Island is Techland's most successful title, it's not a game changer for us,
" Krakowiak said. "It's simply another proof that our philosophy of combining proven ideas with innovation and a fresh approach pays off.
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