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Dead Island 2 has been Delayed Until 2016

Dead Island 2 is going to be pushed back until 2016 the developers have announced

It looks like we’re going to have to wait a little while longer to be thrown back into the world of Dead Island as developers Yager have revealed that they’ve not quite reached the stage of development they thought they’d be at this point.

Dead Island 2, the follow up to Techland’s Dead Island and the prequel Dead Island: Riptide, was set to launch this Spring for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The developer took to Twitter and Facebook today to reveal that they’ve had to delay the game.

In an official statement, the developers said:

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

How far into development Dead Island 2 actually was hasn’t been revealed, but for a game that was due out at some point in the coming months to be delayed almost a year, shows that the developers must really be behind schedule..