It looks like we won’t be getting a new Dead Island game this year. It was reported back in June of 2014 that Dead Island 2 was slated to be released in the spring of this year. Dead Island 2 will now be pushed back to 2016.
Yager Development and publisher Deep Silver will be releasing Dead Island 2. Techland who was behind the first Dead Island split from Publisher Deep Silver last year went on to make Dying Light. Deep Silver is pushing through now with Yager Development for the next installment in the Dead Island Franchise.
Yager Development team made a statement in Social Media(twitlonger.com) stating,
“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
I’m assuming since Techland went on to make Dying Light and the feedback it got from fans of the Dead Island series only assures that Yager Development wants to make a game that is up to par to Dying Light or even better.
What are your thoughts on a game being pushed back? Is it a good thing or a bad thing ?