Turtle Rock Studios has declared that it will no longer be working on Back 4 Blood in favor of working on a new game. Because of its relatively recent release date—October 2021—and the limited number of months in which it has received patches, this announcement may surprise some players of Back 4 Blood.
Designed to fill the void left by Valve’s Left 4 Dead, which has not seen a new installment since 2009, Back 4 Blood is a cooperative zombie hoard shooter focused on unlocks and growth. While it failed to make the same cultural impact as its possible forerunner, it did receive modifications to its material throughout 2022.
The news update on Turtle Rock Studio’s website confirming the conclusion of Back 4 Blood’s production began with a heartfelt “thank you” to the game’s devoted fanbase. Since the studio is on the small side for making AAA games, Turtle Rock Studios has decided to go on to something else.
The decision to stop developing new material for Back 4 Blood (Release Date) may have been made soon after the creation of the third expansion, River of Blood was completed, which was published roughly two months ago.
Turtle Rock Studios working on next game as it confirms Back 4 Blood won't receive new content https://t.co/4zTLrAMSIQ pic.twitter.com/yn3dao6w7F
— Wario64 (@Wario64) February 2, 2023
To reassure players that “this is not a goodbye,” Turtle Rock Studios has announced that Back 4 Blood will continue to be playable and is now included in PlayStation Plus Extra and Premium as well as Xbox Game Pass Games.
The update ends with a pledge from the studio that they will stay quiet for the time being but will return more robust than before. The news is probably bittersweet for those who have been playing Back 4 Blood since its release.
After three expansions, Turtle Rock Studios is moving on from Back 4 Blood and is focusing on what comes next. https://t.co/zaHFLv0u6A pic.twitter.com/MFmOMIkzTO
— IGN (@IGN) February 2, 2023
Although some felt it fell short of the standards set by Left 4 Dead, fans searching for something new had Back 4 Blood to fall back on, as it seems unlikely that Valve would release its sequel anytime soon. Even said, Turtle Rock Studios is eager to move on from Back 4 Blood.
The studio has promised its next film will be its best to date, and I hope it can make good on that promise. The PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S versions of Back 4 Blood are now available.
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