Left 4 Dead and Evolve developer Turtle Rock Studios has announced a new co-op zombie shooter published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. Back 4 Blood is said to be a premium game borrowing from Turtle Rock's story of creating a co-op zombie shooter, while having a slate of new features and current genetic engineering.
The studio released a FAQ with some extra details. It shakes away from any commitment as after the launch of content or micro-transactions, and emphasizes that Back 4 Blood is a new original IP that is not related to Left 4 Dead. It also says it will have a campaign and PVP, and it's not a fight royale.
We can also retrieve some information from how key figures speak about the new project. Creative boss Phil Robb said the studio is growing its team and using what it has learned from the past for this new project. Meanwhile, design director Chris Ashton has emphasized that the team has had this project in mind for a long time.
"It's hard to persuade what a great opportunity it is," Ashton said. "We will be returning to a genre born in our studio with over 1
After left 4 dead, Turtle Rock developed for 2K. Evolve borrowed some ideas from L4D, but added a fifth player as an asynchronous monster. It received a positive reception and received a respectable audience, but Turtle Rock stopped actively developing it in 2016. Most recently, the studio was alleged to work on a dark fantasy game for Perfect World. As usual, the project has ended.