Techland’s Hellraid has hit a major barrier, as the developer has opted to put the game on hold. The game was put on ice due to quality reasons.
A statement from Techland indicates that it will focus instead on growing the Dying Light franchise. That title was released earlier this year, with solid response from critics and fans (including Game Informer).
Here’s the full statement from Techland:
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!
It sounds like Hellraid might never see the light of day. However, as a fan of Dying Light, I’m glad to see that franchise will continue.