Dying Light and the original Dead Island developer Techland announced today that it has kept the development of Hellraid on hold. The horror adventure game had been slated to be released later this year originally, but the studio decided to keep it on the back burner once Techland decided the title wasn’t living up to internal expectations.
To be fair, it seems as if Hellraid wasn’t exactly living up to external expectations either. Late last year, the company gave a live stream of the game during it’s development and we weren’t all that impressed. Still, Techland did a pretty good job putting a different spin on the zombie genre with Dying Light so we were willing to give it a shot. It appears the developers decided it wasn’t really worth that shot anymore.
The company released an official statement about why they were scrapping the project saying:
“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!”
Hellraid was intended to be released on the PS4, Xbox One and PC.