Dead Island 2 has been delayed to 2016, developer Yager has announced.
The studio said it had been unable to reach the goals it set out at the start of development in time for its initial spring 2015 release date, so took the decision to delay the launch until next year.
“Right now we are focusing purely on development, and we will have more info to share at a later stage,” read a statement.
“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 was originally announced for PC, PS4 and Xbox One during Sony’s media briefing at E3 2014. The game is being developed by Spec Ops: The Line studio Yager, instead of the original title’s developer Techland.