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Techland's Hellraid sent back to drawing board, didn't meet expectations

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Hellraid, a first-person hack-and-slash game from the creators of Dead Island and Call of Juarez, will no longer be released this year and has been sent back to the drawing board, according to an update on the game's site.

"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," according today's blog post on the site. "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."

Hellraid was initially announced as Project Hell in August, 2012. In 2013, the game was reannounced as Hellraid. Initially, the game was set for a 2013 release. That was changed to a 2015 release before being put on hold.