Techland’s Hellraid is being sent back to the drawing board, and as a result, will no longer be expected to be released this year.
The development of Hellraid has been put on hold after Techland found internal analysis of the game, in its current shape and form, was not meeting the studio’s own expectations for the project. As a result, it decided the best course of action would be to send it back to the drawing board and invent their dark-fantasy title anew.
In the meantime, Techland will consolidate its development resources and focus on further expansions for Dying Light.
Hellraid was first announce back in August 2012 as Project Hell, which was then renamed to Hellraid in 2013. The title was hit with a number of delays that first pushed it back to 2014, then to 2015. Now, it appears the entire project could be in jeopardy if Techland isn’t able to deliver the kind of game they want it to be.
Even though Hellraid has been put on hold, Techland consolidating its resources to help create additional content for Dying Light can be seen as the only positive in this story. The game has already received new skins, a new hard mode, and it’ll soon be unleashing the Bozak Horde on survivors next week. With the upcoming consolidation, we could be getting more content in a much shorter time.