A rumour began on the German arm of IGN that Spec Ops: The Line
developers, Yager, were working with Deep Silver on a sequel to Dead Island
, after ads seeking a lead artist and art director to work on the game had cropped up. Development Director of Deep Silver Guido Eickmeyer has put the end to that rumour, stating that “We are neither working with Yager on Dead Island 2 [...] nor do we have Dead Island 2 in concept or production with external partners."
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