An announcement made earlier today from publisher Deep Silver and developer Yager made it clear that the anticipated Dead Island 2 would be delayed until sometime next year. Here is the official statement:
“We have always set ourselves a big goal for Dead Island 2: to create the sequel that takes Dead Island to the next level. A game that takes what our fans tell us they love about Dead Island – multiple different characters to play with, co-op, and turning a paradise setting into a zombie slaughter melee – and a game that adds a ton more content and combat options on top of that.
“And we wanted to have all of that that done for release in Spring 2015. We have been looking at the game long and hard, and we have decided we didn’t reach that goal we set out to achieve quite yet. This is why we have decided to delay Dead Island 2 to 2016.
“Right now we are focusing purely on development, and we will have more info to share at a later stage….We know that our fans will be disappointed by this news, but by giving Dead Island 2 more time we are confident that everyone will get a better game to play as a result.”
The open world zombie sequel follows the 2011 release of the original, which sold over 5 million copies. While fans of the game may be upset over the delay, we’re hoping it leads to an overall better experience with the additional content and gameplay for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. If you haven’t seen it, check out the trailer below:
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