The lights are on
You might know Techland from Dead Island (and its sequel, Riptide). Perhaps you’ve been following the studio’s progress on Dying Light, a next gen zombies-meets-parkour title. Or, there is a chance you’ve had their eye on the developer’s upcoming demonic hack-and-slash, Hellraid. If the latter is true, you’re going to be waiting just a bit longer.
Techland announced today that it is delaying the title’s release until 2014. The developer cites a desire to avoid compromises and deliver on its promises. “Playtesting our game with fans and players who visited our office gave us a lot of fresh insight and new perspective on many aspects of the game,” says producer Marcin Kruczkiewicz in a post on the Hellraid blog. “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.”
For more about Hellraid, you can check out previous coverage of the title. Hellraid is under development for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Wii U.
Our TakeAs we’ve previously mentioned, delays can be a good thing for a game’s long-term quality and success. Senior associate editor Tim Turi wrote a great piece about the Watch Dogs delay, and a lot of what he suggested can be applied here. We have lots of great things to play, and a better Hellraid later is preferable to mediocre one now.
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A little disappointing, but I'm always for better quality games.
next gen version?
I had completely forgotten about this game.
I'm excited for this. Medieval dead island. In the trailer is a enemy that seems to be the same as the ram from dead island. Now that I think about it, deadlight has a similar enemy type. Are they recycling these guys in there games?
Really looking foward to this. Hopefully it scracthes my Hexen itch thats been going for 15 years now.
I'm pretty sure nobody cares, since we know nothing about this game anyway (other than the fact that it's from the developer that made that awfully monotonous zombie game).
I have high hopes for this game. As WolfReich said, this could be the total kick @$$ next gen version of a Hexen type game we should have got years ago. Take your time with this one Techland. It's time to take it to the next level.
I was glad to hear about this because with all the suggestions and ideas theyve been throwing around and taking in I dont think the small window of this year would be been enough to throw out a decent game. This also means we have 2 Techland games to highly anticipate next year (Dying Light) :D
I'm okay with this delay. Take the time to make the game better.
No problem with this delay at all especially given the history of Techland's buggy yet awesome games.