'Left 4 Dead' studio Turtle Rock returns with 'Back 4 Blood'

Joanna Estrada
March 14, 2019

Their official FAQ has a lot of information on the game, including little tidbits like "what happened to your other game/partnership" (the answer is "both parties made a decision to move on", plus the Evolve contract expired back in 2016) and the fact that it's not Left 4 Dead 3, but a new IP due to "a whole lot of new stuff which makes it unique".

Left 4 Dead developers Turtle Rock Studios have announced a "next-generation" successor to their popular co-op shooter. "Interactive-Entertainment-Turtle-Rock-Studios/?feedref=JjAwJuNHiystnCoBq_hl-SP7CEH_PxTjduXJ0SDrbU6qcp-o_pnudlUwsb5apQ1S4gUE65BTfjH3-pSuqdv0gW3cb3F4oTIgUqCPafFkgu67Ap_pA_yJ1XPgPy1DuJnY">announced Back 4 Blood, a team-based zombie shooter that aims to modernize the L4D concept with "new features and state-of-the-art technology".

Turtle Rock has teamed up with the publishing power - and one would imagine deep pockets - of Warner Bros. for the project. We know that's a tall order.

"It's hard to overstate what an awesome opportunity this is", said Turtle Rock's Chris Ashton.

"We are not resting on any past laurels". Consider me curious then, to see just how Turtle Rock can up their zombie survival game then. Its goal is to take all it's learned and push forward. We also have some of the best teammates in the business at WBIE who understand our development process and are equally committed to our player-first mentality. It will have PvP, a campaign and it won't be a battle royale.

"We know this title has to stand out and we fully intend to make that happen", said Turtle Rock Studios co-founder and creative director Phil Robb.

It's being developed on PC, Xbox One and PS4 at the moment, with no release or beta dates yet.

The team couldn't commit to whether microtransactions would be in the final game but said it wasn't a focus of the development right now and promised "if we do have paid post-launch content, like microtransactions, we want to do something that the community feels good about".

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