Techland’s previously delayed Hellraid has officially come back to the land of the living. The game is now being developed for next-gen consoles on Techland’s Chrome Engine 6, and can be expected to release digitally in 2015.
I think it’s obvious that the game is heavily inspired by Skyrim, but its focus on co-op could make it a very unique experience if done well. My worry, like with Techland’s Dying Light, is that their track record isn’t the greatest. Their previous games have been full of bugs and unpolished mechanics that detracted from the experience, but not all hope is lost.
Here’s a trailer showing Hellraid in action:
The move to next-gen provides Techland with a myriad of opportunities to make their next releases fantastic games. Whether or not this is the case, only time will tell. I’ll remain cautiously optimistic in the meantime.