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Techland's Hellraid drops last-gen, adds PS4 and Xbox One

First-person slasher delayed to 2015

Techland has moved to current-gen development for Hellraid, meaning further delays for the first-person hack-and-slasher.

The studio announced Wednesday that it is transitioning the game to Chrome Engine 6, allowing it to take advantage of PS4, Xbox One, and modern PC hardware. The game's previously announced PS3 and Xbox 360 versions have been cancelled.

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Consequently, Hellraid's release date has been moved back to 2015. The game was originally slated to release in 2013 before being pushed to 2014 in October.

The game's Story Mode, arcade-style Mission Mode, and wave-based Arena Mode are all playable alone or with up to four players. Characters can progress through a free-form skill tree and craft their own equipment to battle the undead and other forces of Hell.

The new engine will enable a physics-based lighting system, more detailed environments and characters, and better artificial intelligence to Hellraid. Chrome Engine 6 also powers Dying Light, Techland's zombie survival game.

Techland will release the game on Steam Early Access in Autumn 2014. A full version will release in 2015 on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.