Dead Island developer Techland's first-person co-op slasher Hellraid has been put on hold. The Polish developer confirmed the news on Thursday through a blog post published on its website.
"We would like to officially announce that our dark fantasy [first playable prototype] game Hellraid will not be released this year as previously planned, and the development of the game has been put on hold," it said.
Techland explained that it recently conducted an internal analysis of the project and determined that, as the game currently stands, it is "not meeting our own expectations." The game isn't canceled outright, however.
"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," Techland added.