Following a report saying it had been delayed until Fall 2015, the Dead Island 2 development team revealed today that the game has officially been delayed until 2016 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
In their explanation for the delay, the dev team says they hoped to create a sequel that takes Dead Island to the next level by Spring 2015, complete with multiple characters, co-op, turning a paradise into a zombie slaughter melee, more content, and more combat options. Because they “didn’t reach that goal we set out to achieve quite yet,” Dead Island 2 has been pushed to 2016.
Here’s their full statement on the delay:
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.
What do you think about the delay?
[Source: Dead Island (Twitlonger)]