Originally Posted by Gorath
Dead Island was a gigantic success for Deep Silver / Koch Media. It gave a huge boost to their international business. Suddenly companies like Valve actually listened when they requested to put their mid tier stuff on Steam.
Last week Koch took over the Metro publishing rights (IP is licensed I guess) and the Saints Row franchise including the studio and the upcoming SR4. The company boss personally flew over to the studio to assure everyone that all 160 or so jobs are secure and nobody would be let go.
All this was probably being paid for with money Dead Island made.