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15 Games That Gave New Meaning to Development Hell


15 Games That Gave New Meaning to Development Hell

Against all odds.

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Seeing how we’re dealing with titles stuck in development hell, the action-fantasy game Hellraid carries quite the ironic name.

It was originally planned to be a Dead Island mod before developer Techland announced that Hellraid would become a fully fledged game in mid-2013. Techland then considered porting the game over to their newest engine and introducing it to Steam’s Early Access program, pushing the game to release on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One as a download-only title.

Its troubled development was ultimately put on hold so that the studio could focus on its other IPs, and while its page is still online on Steam, it remains to be seen whether this ambitious project will one day hit the shelves.

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As a self-proclaimed semi-adult, Sven likes to balance the pressure of journalism with the joy of video games.

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