Dead Island 2 will now launch at some point in 2016, missing its planned spring 2015 release date by some margin, developer Yager and Deep Silver have announced.
"We have always set ourselves a big goal for Dead Island 2: to create the sequel that takes Dead Island to the next level," reads a message posted by the game's official Twitter account. "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."
As for when in 2016 the game will launch, that's something we'll hear about in the future.
"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."