Techland has just announced – via the game’s official FB page – that Hellraid will not be released this year as its development has been put on hold. As Techland noted, the game’s current state did not meet its own expectations, which is why the game was sent back to the drawing board.
As Techland wrote on the game’s official FB page:
“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.”
Truth be told, we were not really impressed with what we’ve seen from Hellraid so far. While a number of players will be pissed by this delay, we believe that Techland did the right thing.
It’s the same thing that happened with Doom. While most of us want a new Doom game, we’d definitely not like to play that generic Call of Duty rip off that was being developed by id Software.