“Dead Island 2,” an upcoming action survival horror video game expected to reach the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC during the first half of 2015, has been delayed until sometime next year, according to a tweet posted by the developer team on Thursday. The game is currently in development by Berlin-based studio Yager Development and will be published by Deep Silver.
Dead Island 2 has been delayed to 2016. Read: http://t.co/nwTNHrSiNG
â€” Dead Island 2 (@deadislandgame) April 30, 2015
“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,” the team wrote on TwitLonger Thursday.
“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,” the post read. “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.”
Fans were quick to express their disappointment on Twitter, though some saw a silver lining in the unfortunate news.
Dead Island 2 delayed? Damn. Really wanted it. Guess I could save enough for a PS4 by then anyhow :)
â€” Zinnniiiia (@HM02LADY) April 30, 2015
I was really looking forward to Dead Island 2 -.- Oh well, even more time for me to save money for the PS4.
â€” Mina (@MelinaVader) April 30, 2015
Deep Silver has announced that Dead Island 2 has been delayed until 2016. Sighhhhhhh.
â€” RPG Site (@RPGSite) April 30, 2015
“Dead Island 2” is the sequel to 2011 game “Dead Island” and the fourth installment in the series. The title will take place in several California locations – Los Angeles, San Francisco and an unannounced third place.