Dead Island 2 has been officially delayed until 2016 by developer Yager Development and publisher Deep Silver, pushing it well beyond the initial release date of Spring 2015. Dead Island 2 was announced last year at E3 2014, but little has been revealed about the game since then. The game is a follow up to the RPG/Survival-Horror game Dead Island, which was developed by Techland and released in 2011. Dead Island 2 is actually the fourth game in the series, with Dead Island: Riptide and Escape Dead Island making up the other two. The plot takes place several months after the initial outbreak, and is set in California.
Dead Island 2 will be released on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. The announcement of the delay reads:
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.
-Team Dead Island 2