The original Dead Island was a title that showed promise in the zombie slashing genre and, with a few refinements, could be a great game; thatâ€™s what we were slated to get in Dead Island 2 releasing this spring. But, the title has suffered a lengthy delay well into 2016. We were given a behind the scenes look at the title during last yearâ€™s E3 and, itâ€™s safe to say, the preview didnâ€™t really show us much. It was rough, which is to be expected from early previews of gameplay, but it really didnâ€™t show us anything besides a slightly prettier Dead Island. The Dead Island 2 Team released the following statement on their Facebook page:
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 â€“ multiple different characters to play with, co-op, and turning a paradise setting into a zombie slaughter melee â€“ 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 didnâ€™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
As usual, delays are a shame, but Iâ€™d much rather have a better overall game as a result. Look for more news and information on Dead Island 2 as the months pass.