Last month Techland put their horror first-person slasher Hellraid on hold, which many people feel actually means ‘cancelled’. Techland dispute this feeling, and would like to emphasise that it has not cancelled Hellraid at all.
Talking to Eurogamer, Techland CEO Pawel Marchewka explained that Hellraid had been pushed back to allow the studio to focus on finishing Dying Light and it DLC packs, and after everything has concluded on the zombie project Hellraid will become a priority once more. “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,” he said.
The announcement that Hellraid was being put on hold was done to make sure Techland’s progress was absolutely clear to fans. “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,” said Marchewka.
“It’s definitely not dead,” he said. “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.”