Developers Delay Dead Island 2

[Edit: Techland was confused with Deep Silver and Yager. Apologies!]

It seems another game has fallen victim to the inevitable curse of release date setbacks. Deep Silver recently announced plans to push the release for the upcoming zombie game Dead Island 2 all the way to 2016.

In a statement posted to Twitter, the Dead Island 2 team explained that:

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 goes on to say they are “focusing purely on development,” and are “confident that everyone will get a better game to play as a result.” As sequel to the mixed-review Dead Island 1DI2 promises to deliver eight-person multiplayer, craftable weapons, specialized classes, and trips to places like San Francisco (as if there weren’t enough zombies there already).

While a disappointment to some, this zombie survival sequel is but one of a handful of major titles to see setbacks into the next year (see Uncharted 4: Thief’s End), and it most likely won’t be the last. Dead Island 2 is set to release for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.

Johnny Ohm

Johnny's first love was writing, his second was beer, and his third was The Elder Scrolls. He is resigned to his fate as a bitter critic who uses the crisping drawer to keep his lagers cold. You can contact Johnny via Twitter or ouija board.

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