In news that will of little surprise, Deep Silver's Dead Island 2 has been significantly delayed.
The game was announced in June last year at E3 and had until now had a spring 2015 release date. Despite the fact it is now spring, however, radio silence has been more or less maintained with nothing official said about the title since late last year.
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 tweet from the game's official account said. 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.”
Dead Island 2 is being developed by Spec Ops: The Line creators Yager. The developer of the original Dead Island, Techland, has since gone on to release Dying Light, which was a big hit earlier this year.
Fellow Deep Silver title Homefront: The Revolution was also recently pushed back to 2016.