Dead Island 2 Delayed

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Deep Silver is pushing the game back until 2016 to make it true to their vision.

[dropcap size=small]D[/dropcap]ead Island 2 is being pushed back from its expected release date in 2015 to almost a year later in 2016. Developer Deep Silver says that they want the game to be exactly what they imagine to be and that is taking longer than originally expected.

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The studio made a comment on Twitter saying 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.” They additionally commented, “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.”

Dead Island 2 was announced as the sequel to Dead Island(2011) and Dead Island Riptide(2013) during Sony’s E3 presentation last summer.

The game will feature melee combat, new role-playing elements, and a new system of handcrafting weapons. The game also supports up to eight person multiplayer and is introducing classes, two of which have been released; the melee focused Berserker and the stealth Hunter.

Dead Island 2 is set for release in 2016 for the PS4, Xbox-One, and PC.

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