Our next zombie-slaying vacation has been put on hold, as Dead Island 2 has been delayed to 2016.

Deep Silver and Yager Development have announced on Twitter that its open-world, first-person zombie game, Dead Island 2 has been pushed back to a 2016 release date. This marks the second big Deep Silver game to be delayed to next year, as Homefront: The Revolution recently had a similar annoucement. Deep Silver claims that Yager Development is focusing on the creation of the game, noting they would not want to have it rushed and wish to deliver a premium experience.

Here's what the Twitter post's message contained:

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

Dead Island 2 will be heading to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC sometime in 2016.