‘Dead Island 2’, an action-adventure shooter zombie game being developed by Yager Development has had its release date delayed until next year in 2016.

Deep Silver, the game’s publisher, made the announcement via Twitter in which they stated that the delay is to ensure that the game is released only when it meets their goals:

“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 . . .
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.”

The delay might be disappointing for zombie video game fans, but Deep Silver explained that “by giving Dead Island 2 more time we are confident that everyone will get a better game to play as a result.”

There isn’t too much out there about the upcoming title other than the trailer they released back in August, which they stated is due to them focusing on development. They plan to release more info at a later date.

This isn’t the only game to be delayed out of 2015 – ‘Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End’ and the new ‘Legend of Zelda’ have also been pushed back into 2016. Hopefully this will mean that when these games finally hit the shelves the added wait will have been worth it.

‘Dead Island 2’ will be available on the Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PC. While the game is set to release in 2016, Deep Silver has not given any more specifics on the date of release.