Dead Island 2 Delayed Into 2016

Dead Island 2 Delayed Into 2016

Not a huge surprise, but it’s confirmed that Dead Island 2 has been delayed into 2016. Remember, this game was supposed to be released in Q1 2015! This is a significant delay.

The news was announced on Twitter, and came with a few paragraphs of explanation:

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


  • At this point, I’m actually glad it’s delayed this much, should mean there won’t be any more delays. But you have to wonder, which PR guy thought they could have this game out for the new year?

  • I would rather have a finished product than a half baked Early Access game requiring a 5 Gig day one patch along with 15 patch’s over its lifetime for it to work. To many games these days are becoming beta games being marked at full price by AAA Publishers, its getting to out of hand and needs to stop. Its good to see some Dev’s stepping back and saying “Give us more time, and give us some realistic time”

  • Im thinking at the moment they feel it plays too similar to Dying Light and the original Dead Island. From delaying it for a year they probably want people to have stopped playing Dying Light for a significant time and be ready for another Zombie hack-fest.

  • As soon as you see an announcement starting with “we want to create the best game evar!” you just KNOW there’s going to be a delay.

  • Better than being released with bugs running at 20-25fps and then needing 5-8 patches to get it to a workable state

  • I really don’t see this topping dying light even with the delay, dying light’s an awesome game and a huge improvement over the dead island series

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