Left 4 Dead Studio Turtle Rock Announce 'Back 4 Blood', Premium Co-op Zombie Shooter

Written by Stuart Thomas on Fri, Mar 15, 2019 9:52 AM
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Turtle Rock Studios are back, and this time they’re honing on what they’re best at. Back 4 Blood is touted pretty blatantly as a spiritual successor to Left 4 Dead. Warner Bros will be handling publishing duties, while Turtle Rock will be aiming to make a start-of-the-art co-op zombie first-person shooter.

“We are thrilled to partner with the proven Turtle Rock Studios team on Back 4 Blood to advance the co-op zombie genre forward with innovative multiplayer gameplay,” said David Haddad, president, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.  “The talented team at Turtle Rock has been developing amazing games together for a long time, and this is a great opportunity to work with them to create a new gaming universe built specifically with the large co-op zombie shooter community in mind.”

“It’s hard to overstate what an awesome opportunity this is. We get to return to a genre that was born in our studio with over ten years of additional experience and zombie ideas racked up in our brains,” said Chris Ashton, co-founder and design director, Turtle Rock Studios. “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. We love being able to announce, so we can start working with the community right away.”

Turtle Rock took a few missteps with Evolve, although the sneaking suspicion always was that 2K’s heavy-handed involvement in that project caused the asymmetric shooter to die a quick death. With Back 4 Blood, Turtle Rock is retreating into familiar, and successful, territory.

If you’re hoping to see Back 4 Blood in action, then you’re out of luck. We haven’t got so much as a logo to pore over. All we know is it’s happening, it’s going to be a premium-priced title, and it’s sure to skirt as close to Left 4 Dead 3 as it’s conceivable to get.

No date for Back 4 Blood just yet, it’ll be done when it’s done.

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10:46 Mar-15-2019

Back 4 Blood or World War Z - Stories in Moscow pls god lets atleast one of them be a worty replacemant for L4D

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10:24 Mar-15-2019

The question is: Epic Store and no buy or all stores and chance to be relevant?

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12:47 Mar-15-2019

All stores most likely. L4d type games rely more on a long term player base

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12:59 Mar-15-2019

are not like all games relay on player base

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09:37 Mar-16-2019

Not in the same way. Multiplayer/coop games rely more on reoccurring players to keep it afloat unlike single player games. For eg, once you buy metro exodus it does not matter much how many times or how many hours a player plays it.

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10:36 Mar-16-2019

yes i understand that but why is "L4d type games rely more on a long term player base" then if you buy it and it dosnt matter how many times you play it?

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10:51 Mar-16-2019

Cause you can still log in L4D and play a round, there's still people around, if you try that on another, less populated platform, it may not find a game. Kinda same reason why cross platform added in old games have repopulated old MP games

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10:05 Mar-15-2019

The only thing that has me worried is that it's published by Warner Bros. I don't want L4D but with microtransactions.

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10:12 Mar-15-2019

I kinda feel that might be where this is going. Hopefully not, we'll see.

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10:13 Mar-15-2019

As if Valve wouldn't have put microtransactions in it if they were to publish it... Valve is one of the first to adopt microtransactions for PC games... TF2 and CS:GO ring a bell?

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14:10 Mar-15-2019

it is not necessary to purchase anything in csgo. The purchases just give skins and no benefit at all. In fact, pro players like Elige don't use skins at all.

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18:17 Mar-15-2019

It's never necessary to purchase microtransactions and 99% of the time they are just cosmetic in other games as well(outside of mobile games of course).

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09:56 Mar-15-2019

I actually liked the whole premise and idea + the gameplay feeling of Evolve (well, minus the obvious bad execution of it all...), so this sounds like it could really work

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