And just like that, another big AAA title is pushed out of this year in gaming. First came Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, then Nintendo pushed back Legend of Zelda Wii U, and now, Deep Silver has pushed back their upcoming title Dead Island 2.
However, as with the aforementioned titles, Deep Silver is delaying the game for good reasons. Mainly, they want to ensure the game is up to the standards they set for themselves, and also to make sure we the gamers enjoy the final product. Here is the full statement from Deep Silver that they posted today on their Twitter 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 – 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.”
So, if someone asks, “Why is Dead Island 2 delayed?” You can honestly say, it’s because the development team want to make a better game, and need a little more time to do that.