Rebellion is officially working on Evil Genius 2.
Rebellion just announced that they are working on Evil Genius 2. They are currently focussing on PC only but might add platforms that work later on. They also announced it now and not before because the team was working on multiple projects over the last few years.
— Rebellion® (@Rebellion) July 4, 2017
They commented on why there was no crowd funding involved:
We decided crowd-funding wasn’t the way we wanted to go. After the growing success of the Sniper Elite series and other Rebellion games IP, we started to feel it wasn’t fair to ask fans to fund a new game if we didn’t need them to! With some big projects now out the door and being enjoyed by gamers worldwide, we feel like now is the time to return to the world of Evil Genius.
Here’s the original Evil Genius on Steam.
Source: God is Geek