Hmm… so that’s where it went. After being teased via cinematic trailer at E3 last year, not much else has been heard about Dead Island 2 and not much has been heard from Deep Silver. The game was originally supposed to be launched around this time of Spring 2015, which left many of us wondering why we’ve heard literally nothing about it. Deep Silver has finally answered that question by confirming via Twitter that the game would be delayed and their reasons.
“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.”
He continued with “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.”
Yet another delay then, huh? Seems like developers might be setting the bar too high for when they can get the game released. Although the release date was never official per se, it’s still a shame to see yet another highly anticipated AAA title delayed.