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Techland Announces ‘Hellraid’ Development Has Been Placed “On Hold”

Techland has announced the development of its previously announced game Hellraid has been put on hold.

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The announcement was made on the official Hellraid website, where Techland took the time to explain the reasoning behind the decision.

“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,”the statement from an undisclosed Hellraid developer reads.

Though Hellraid has been put “on hold” it certainly doesn’t mean this is the love we see of Techland’s first person fantasy game, as Techland hopes to go back to the drawing board and reinvent the experience.

“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.”

Until we hear more regarding the status of Hellraid, Techland will be shifting its focus to expanding the Dying Light franchise, which has seen critical and commercial success.

“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 at E3 2013, before it was revealed the title was delayed until 2014. Hellraid was intended to be released sometime in 2015 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.


Jamie Briggs manages Analog Addiction and you can like them on Facebook, follow his daily life on Twitter @JamieAA, and his videos on YouTube.

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