Techland says Hellraid has not been cancelled

Ben Parfitt
Techland says Hellraid has not been cancelled

First person RPG Hellraid has not been scrapped, its developer Techland has asserted.

The studio last month said that the game in its current shape and form, is not meeting our own expectations for this project” and that we decided the best course of action would be to send it back to the drawing board and invent our dark fantasy title anew”.

However, Techland CEO Pawel Marchewka has now told Eurogamer that this is not correct and that the studio is instead merely concentrating on Dying Light following the game's huge success.

"Right now we want to concentrate on Dying Light,” he said, adding that the zombie game now has 4.5m unique users. We wanted to be fair with the fans so we wanted to send a clear message, especially as a lot of the people were expecting new things coming from Hellraid at E3 and Gamescom. We decided to take the pressure away.

"Once we deliver everything we want [for Dying Light], probably by the - I don't know - end of the third quarter this year, we will then maybe start to send some new [Hellraid] materials or information or thinking about what's the release date, something like that. There is nothing concrete about this timing.

"But putting on hold means we want some of the resources to concentrate on Dying Light, and once they do what needs to be done we will come back to Hellraid. It's definitely not dead. It's just we want to make sure the needs from our Dying Light players are satisfied as quickly as possible and we needed some resources for that."

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