Dead Island 2 Delayed

Techland developed the first Dead Island game, but the company went on to make Dying Light while Yager Development worked on a sequel. It was scheduled to come out this spring, but unfortunately the game has been pushed to next year.

The announcement was made on the Dead Island 2 Twitter account, which also links to a lengthy statement on the delay. According to the development team, they have yet to reach the lofty goals set for the upcoming sequel.

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.

Hopefully the delay results in a more impressive sequel. Plus, fans of co-op zombie games can still play Dying Light in the interim.