You might think that Techland would be well shot of the troubled Dead Island franchise, given that they had such a big hit with Dying Light, but now that Dead Island 2 is no longer being handled by Yager, it seems they wouldn't rule out a return.
"I personally would love to go back to Dead Island because I really love that game," producer Tymon Smektala told Videogamer. "I don't know if there is a developer (currently working on Dead Island 2) at all."
"As I said, I love Dead Island and I think there is a place for both franchises to strive in the market. As long as someone would be able to find something that would make them different, that would draw a clear line, 'Okay, here's Dead Island, here's Dying Light', and I think that's doable, then why not?"
Whether publisher Deep Silver would invite Techland back after unceremoniously dumping them for Dead Island 2 in favour of Spec Ops developer Yager remains to be seen. It turns out that wasn't a terrific move, as the Polish studio refined their initial concept to impressive effect in Dying Light, while Yager and Deep Silver eventually split.