You can't tell me you are all that shocked to hear that Dead Island 2 has been delayed here. The original release schedule put it on task to be released Spring of 2015 and since that is about to come to a close and we haven't had much in the way of updates since August of last year it would seem that Deep Silver or Yager were going to make this announcement sometime soon. Sadly though that announcement is today as Dead Island 2 has been pushed back to a 2016 release instead of a 2015 release. There must be so much going on over there since it wasn't just pushed back to later this year but then again Dead Island 2 did sound like quite the undertaking before.
This news of course comes right from the horse's mouth here. That being the social media page for Dead Island 2 and the franchise as a whole. The odd thing is that there isn't really much to go on as to the full reasons why there was a delay. Outside of Yager trying to cram so much into Dead Island 2 to make it the game that blows the previous title and all other zombie games like it out of the water. It just feel like someone would have seen this coming a lot sooner and updated everyone who has already secured their copy after the showing of Dead Island 2 at E3 and Gamescom last year.
Here is the official announcement of Dead Island 2's delay for you to read.
Dead Island 2 has been delayed to 2016.
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.
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.
-Team Dead Island 2
Dead Island 2 — Sunshine & Slaughter
Are you as heartbroken as I am about the delay of Dead Island 2? Do you think that this means that Deep Silver and Yager will have that much more to show off at E3 in a little over a month's time? Are you still so enamored with Dying Light that the delay for Dead Island 2 isn't going to affect you all too much? Let us know all of those juicy things running around in those juicy brains down in the comments.