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Dead Island 2 delayed until 2016 because of goals not yet achieved

04.30.2015by: Eric Walkuski

Gamers who were looking forward to Dead Island 2 - of course the sequel to the massively popular 2011 survival horror game Dead Island - will no doubt be disappointed to learn the game has been delayed until 2016. The game's developer, Deep Silver, confirmed the news today with the following statement via their Twitter page:

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 statement reads. "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."

As mentioned in the statement, the game was originally supposed to drop this spring, so confused fans were probably aware something was awry when no significant updates had come up in a while. (We received a pretty juicy gameplay trailer last August.) All things considered, however, you'd prefer Deep Silver take their time and do it right as opposed to release a half-assed product.

We're also still awaiting news on the DEAD ISLAND movie.

Extra Tidbit: Were you looking forward to playing Dead Island 2 this year?
Source: Twitter

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