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Dead Island 2 delayed until 2016; “we didn’t reach that goal we set out to achieve quite yet”

Dead Island 2

Deep Silver took to Twitter today to officially announce that Dead Island 2 won’t make their initial Spring 2015 release. Instead, the team will continue to work into the next year, as they’re not quite content with the current state of the game.

“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.” reads the statement.

The developers took to the game’s Twitter, where they stated why the delay was necessary.

“We have always set ourselves a big goal for Dead Island 2: to create the sequel that takes Dead Island to the next level.” begins the statement. “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.”

Dead Island 2 was announced at least year’s E3 – you can check out the announcement trailer below.