Yager has announced that the first person zombie game Dead Island 2 has been delayed for a 2016 release.
The follow-up to Techland’s Dead Island and Dead Island Riptide was originally set for a spring release. However given the high hopes from both the developers and fans, Yager went ahead and decided that delay a was needed in order to meet fan expectations. Techland, of course, abandoned work on Dead Island 2 to create Dying Light.
“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,” the team announced on Twitter. “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.”
The development team went on to say that given the extra time, they’re more confident in delivering a better game to play as a result.
Despite the name, Dead Island 2 isn’t actually set on an island. The sequel instead takes place in America’s Western coast, primarily in Los Angeles and its surrounding area. 4-player co-op is once again set to be the focus, with randomly-generated events occurring where players either work together or compete to achieve objectives and gain more loot.
Dead Island 2 is now expected to arrive on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC in 2016.