Dead Island 2 Delayed Until 2016

The action role-playing title Dead Island 2 has been delayed until 2016, Publisher Deep Silver announced today.

On Twitter, the publisher said the game has not met their expectations and is willing to take the time to give fans a proper sequel.

“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.”

“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.” Deep Silver said “Right now we are focusing purely on development, and we will have more info to share at a later stage.”

Dead Island 2 was announced last year at the Sony’s E3 press conference with a initial release date set for spring 2015.