Dead Island 2 Delayed



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.


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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