Well, just because it's not in the works now doesn't mean it'll never arrive.
But for now, the earlier report that Spec Ops: The Line developer Yager Entertainment is cranking away on a Dead Island sequel is untrue.
As reported by GameSpot , Deep Silver (publisher of the original Dead Island ) development director Guido Eickmeyer cleared things up:
"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."
He added that there is a "legitimate chance" that the two companies will team up at some point and in point of fact, the project could likely relate to the Dead Island franchise. The only downside is that Eickmeyer confirmed that Dead Island 2 isn't "in conception or production with external partners," so even if it does happen, it may not be for a while. All we know is they're "considering options" for a sequel.
The first game shipped 3 million units worldwide so one might assume that'd warrant a follow-up effort. Might as well be optimistic.
Related Game(s): Dead Island