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Hellraid has been put on hold

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Good afternoon. You’ve reached the offices of PROJECT HELL. Please hold. Doooooo dooo doooo, doooo doooo dooooo doo. Your call is very important to us. Doooo dooo doooo dooo dooo

Yes sir, it looks like Hellraid won’t be seeing the light of day anytime soon. Techland’s dark fantasy first-person slasher was announced back in 2013, with a four-player co-op mode that would feature players adventuring into dungeons that were randomly generated with different enemies, treasures and paths every single time the game was booted up. But according to a notice on the official Hellraid website, the game has gone back to the drawing board and is now on hiatus:

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!

It genuinely is for the best. Hellraid had a solid premise, and it looked more than capable of delivering on its promises. But at the same time, it was somewhat bland in its old school execution of dungeon-raiding. That spark just wasn’t there. And hopefully it can be rediscovered when Techland figures out what to do with this game.

Last Updated: May 22, 2015

24 Comments

  1. EA should take this up. They are quite good at producing things that feel like Hell.

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    • Hammersteyn

      May 22, 2015 at 08:43

      Or half finished

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      • Blood Emperor Trevor

        May 22, 2015 at 08:44

        You take that back! How dare you impugn EA’s fine work. The game is finished, it’s just sold in pieces.

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        • Hammersteyn

          May 22, 2015 at 08:48

          broken pieces.

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          • Lord Chaos

            May 22, 2015 at 08:49

            We should all post a roll of duct-tape to EA

          • Blood Emperor Trevor

            May 22, 2015 at 08:50

            They’d sell it back to you without the sticky side. That’s separate.

          • Krabby Paddy

            May 22, 2015 at 08:54

            SA post office will need to use it all up though.

          • Lord Chaos

            May 22, 2015 at 08:56

            Only if Eskom doesn’t requisition it to fix the broken silos.

  2. Blood Emperor Trevor

    May 22, 2015 at 08:36

    So they hellraided through the London hellgate.

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  3. Hammersteyn

    May 22, 2015 at 08:42

    I’d rather listen to that dooo dooo link than one second of this blight on humanity. Anyone who’s ever need to deal with Telkom has developed some sort of physiological disorder because of it. The CIA should buy the rights to this and play it 24 hours for torture purposes, but I doubt any human deserves such treatment.

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  4. Gareth L (That eXCheez Guy)

    May 22, 2015 at 08:42

    They’d better make up their minds before they have to compete with The Elder Scrolls VI: Underpants.

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  5. Kromas,powered by windows 10.

    May 22, 2015 at 08:47

    I can see the meeting.

    Dev “These dungeons are awesome with so much….”
    Publisher: “I have to stop you there. Can you parkour in these dungeons?”
    Dev: “Uhm …. they are usually in caves or underground soooo … no”
    Publisher “Well then you should rather make more Dying Light DLC”

    😛

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  6. Blood Emperor Trevor

    May 22, 2015 at 09:00

    I KNEW that header image reminded me of another game…

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  7. Admiral Chief's Adventure

    May 22, 2015 at 09:01

    Looks like Skyrim

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    • Lord Chaos

      May 22, 2015 at 09:08

      *Looked

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    • Ranting Raptor

      May 22, 2015 at 09:24

      More like Oblivion

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  8. HairyEwok

    May 22, 2015 at 09:11

    So much skyrim in that video…. Wait isn’t this maybe just a mod for skyrim XD

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  9. Ranting Raptor

    May 22, 2015 at 09:23

    Anyone else look at this and think ES:Oblivion?

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  10. Galbedir

    May 22, 2015 at 10:02

    Ill tell you what happened…Witcher 3 got released…other game developers gave Witcher 3 a try, and thought “Holy crap! This is a masterpiece! How can we expect to release this crappy title we’ve been working on, we’ll just look lazy and bad. Back to the drawing board!’

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  11. th3SiCn3ss

    May 22, 2015 at 13:11

    ugh, was actually looking forward to this….. Doom4 all over again…..

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