Developer Techland has announced in a Facebook post
that their medieval swords-and-sorcery first person slasher Hellraid
has been indefinitely put on hold. The game was originally teased back in 2012
after the team behind Dead Island (Xbox 360)
created a mod for that game to freeze zombies and hack at them with big giant swords, and thought it would make a good game in its own right. Hellraid
was then officially announced in 2013
due that year for Xbox 360. Following trailers
, the game was then pushed back to 2014
for "more polish". Then in April of 2014
it was announced that it would be coming to Xbox One instead of the 360...in 2015.
Since then, the Techland's other new IP Dying Light
was released to some success and it seems that a sequel to that title should be a sure thing. The company's post states that, following some "internal analysis", Hellraid
wasn't quite living up to expectations so they've decided to wipe the slate clean and start anew. They follow up that line by stating that development resource would instead be pushed into further work on the Dying Light
franchise, which does suggest that "on hold" may mean "not gonna happen".
Were you looking forward to hacking your way through some medieval nasties or are you happier that Dying Light
has become the company's primary focus?