Techland Announces Development of Hellraid on Hold; Company Felt Title is “Not Meeting Our Own Expectations”

on May 21, 2015 11:53 AM

After a big success early in the year with the well-received Dying Light, developer Techland is looking to the future in a series of announcements about its upcoming plans, though new details reveal that unfortunately, that will not include the studio’s gestating dark fantasy title, Hellraid.

In a new post on the game’s official website, Techland confirmed that Hellraid, its fantasy title that was in development for release this year, has officially ceased development and put on hold for the time being, citing the need to re-evaluate the project’s quality and scope. Techland’s full statement on Hellraid‘s cease in development reads:

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!

Hellraid was originally revealed in 2013, going through numerous changes including a transition to the PS4 and Xbox One – Techland however as officially confirmed the title is no longer in active development, and will instead continue to expand its most recent title, Dying Light.

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