If you were looking to enjoy the next chapter in the Dead Island series this summer I do have some sad news for you. The game that had the amusing trailer at E3 2014 was set to be released this summer, but an announcement from the Dead Island Twitter account tells another story

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

Of course that couldn’t all be put in the 140 characters available through Twitter, so they used Twitlonger.

The only thing you can play now is Dead Island: Epidemic through Steam which is a top down game that incorporates some of the aspects of the Dead Island games, but from a different angle.

By Taylor

Taylor is one half of Media Discord and resides in Orange County, CA. He grew up loving video games, comics and movies. His favorite game is Chrono Trigger and his favorite comic book character is Deadpool.