Deep Silver and YAGER revealed via Dead Island 2’s official Facebook page that the game will be delayed to 2016. As the development team noted, the game was delayed because it is still not complete yet (despite the team working hard on it).
“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.”
YAGER is currently focusing purely on the game’s development, meaning that this is not a minor ‘polish’ delay. In other words, this game may be very well delayed until Sprin 2016 (the game was originally meant to be released this Spring).
YAGER concluded that by delaying the game, players will get a better game to play, and that it will share more details about the game at a later stage.