Little was known about Techland’s dark fantasy title Hellraid, though today the Dying Light developer has ordered the project back to the drawing board due to the fact it didn’t meet internal expectations.
Originally, the first-person dungeon crawler was slated for a release later this year, but the studio has opted to postpone Hellraid indefinitely and give the game a much-needed overhaul.
Dear Hellraid fans,
We would like to officially announce that our dark fantasy FPP game Hellraid will not be released this year as previously planned, and the development of the game has been put on hold.
In the recent months we conducted an internal analysis and came to the conclusion that Hellraid, in its current shape and form, is not meeting our own expectations for this project. Therefore, we decided the best course of action would be to send it back to the drawing board and invent our dark fantasy title anew.
In the meantime, we will consolidate our development resources and focus on further expansion of our Dying Light franchise.
We wish to thank all our fans for your support – you’re the best!
No word on when we can expect an update on Techland’s new IP, though it seems safe to assume that we won’t be hearing much about Hellraid for quite some time – if it keeps hold of that moniker, that is. From this point on, the company will focus on creating new content for its acclaimed zombie title Dying Light, and even though Techland didn’t say it specifically, it looks to be that the open-world parkour game has raised the developer’s own bar of expectations.
Hellraid has been ushered back to the drawing board, but we’ll be sure to keep you up-to-date on its status as Techland begins its overhaul.