“It has become clear with your feedback and our own observations that our priority should now be on improving the core gameplay experience,” writes the studio. “For this reason, we have made several adjustments to our development schedule: Update 1.4 will be released in October independently from Survival, and will focus entirely on bug fixing, game balancing and other improvements. Survival, the second expansion that was initially planned for release with Update 1.4 is now postponed to a later date this year. The third expansion, Last Stand, will be released in early 2017. This new schedule will not only enable us to strengthen the core experience before adding new content, but also continuously improve it by allowing for more production time to ensure the quality of future updates as well.”
Survival was originally due out this summer, while Last Stand was previously scheduled for winter 2016.
Update 1.4 is set to “address some of the most pressing issues” like “bugs, loot and time to kill and set the foundations for future improvements such as PvP and Dark Zone.”