Techland, the developers behind zombie game Dead Island, have been working on a new IP called Hellraid. The first-person co-op slasher was originally intended to release by the end of this year but after months of work the developer has made the hard decision to delay the project for the sake of improving the game.
“Since we started developing Hellraid we have had a clear goal to create a game that we all would love to play. We wanted to pay tribute to the best aspects of classic titles we grew up on and enhance them with new ideas, modern technology and extensive co-op that would provide players with dozens or even hundreds of hours of pure and bloody fun,” stated game producer Marcin Kruczkiewicz on Hellraids official blog.
“If we released our game this year we would have to make too many compromises and the final product probably wouldn’t meet all our promises and players’ expectations.”
The delay to the game has been made to incorporate new ideas and redesign those parts of the game.
“For example we want to redesign the magic system to make it even more powerful and diverse, add new ways of casting spells and a set of new, more visually stunning spells,” reveals Kruczkiewicz.
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