Yager Development today announced that the upcoming sequel to the Dead Island series – Dead Island 2 – has been delayed to 2016.

Announced via the Dead Island twitter page, the team went on to say “we have always set ourselves a big goal for Dead Island 2: to create a 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 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.”

This particular delay was pretty much inevitable due to the fact we’d hadn’t heard a single murmur out of the Yager camp for months regarding Dead Island’s launch. It seems that the team didn’t hit their goals significantly considering the game’s been pushed back by nearly a year.

Dead Island 2 is now set for launch in 2016, and will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.