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Techland sends Hellraid back to the drawing board; consolidates resources to Dying Light DLC

Techland has sent Hellraid back to the drawing board and will be consolidating resources from the project to work on additional Dying Light content.

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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.

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      May 21, 2015 9:11 AM

      Nooooo :(

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        May 21, 2015 12:07 PM

        :( yeah, well if they make it as rad as Dying Light quality wise in the end I don't care if it is delayed.

        So in short I am cool with it, more devs should do this and not push out no good or @ the mark games.

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          May 21, 2015 2:29 PM

          Sure, but this just sounds like they're halting development, and it's pretty rare that it starts back up when devs do this kinda thing.

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      May 21, 2015 9:44 AM

      I'm not taking it off my wishlist.

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      May 21, 2015 2:28 PM

      Damn, this was looking fun! Left 4 Dead with swords and skeletons, plus that walkthrough video had some neat ideas.

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      May 22, 2015 12:01 AM

      Didn't see there was already a shacknewd post.

      Maaaaan I'm fucking bummed. Was REALLY looking forward to this. I think hellraid and the division are the only big things I'm really looking forward to

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      May 22, 2015 10:15 PM

      This is disappointing. I thought this was going to be the first person Diablo I always wanted. Whatever gimmick they're going to try to re-build the game around (lolparkour), it doesn't need it!