So you might have seen all of the headlines from the last hour saying that Yager, the developer who was previously behind the development of Dead Island 2, has gone bust. But according to GamesRadar, that’s not necessarily the case. It seems only a small part of the studio has gone bust, the bit titled “Yager Productions GMbH.”
A statement from the company to GameIndustry reads as follows:
“As single-purpose company, Yager Productions GmbH was assigned to the development of the Deep Silver title Dead Island 2. The insolvency filing is a direct result from the early termination of the project and helps protecting our staff. In the course of the proceedings, we gain time to sort out the best options for reorganizing this entity”.
So, Yager isn’t going bankrupt, nor is Yager Productions GMbH disappearing, it’s simply just business being business and paperwork being filed in order to protect the company as it decides what to do with the resources they used for Dead Island 2 now they don’t have the cash to pay for it all.
Business is confusing. It’s as simple as that.