Turtle Rock Studios is back and this time, they're looking to capture the magic of their first game. Back 4 Blood will be a co-op zombie shooter that will use new features and state-of-the-art technology. While it's not another Left 4 Dead, it sounds like this will be advancing that genre with this game.
Turtle Rock didn't have much success with their last game, Evolve. I thought it was an interesting concept and was looking forward to it, but the execution seemed to be lacking and then their model on how they were going to charge for certain things turned me off.
Let's hope they learned from their experience a Back 4 Blood brings back aspects of what made Left 4 Dead a success and improve on it.
I can't tell you how many hours I spent on Left 4 Dead so hearing this news gets me a little giddy. Yes, Evolve wasn't what it was cracked up to be, but Turtle Rock Studios knows zombies shooters and Back 4 Blood could be the game that gets them back on the block.
There's not much about the game other than the title and a vague description, but I would expect to hear or see more come E3 time.
BURBANK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Turtle Rock Studios today announced Back 4 Blood, from the creators and development team behind the critically acclaimed, co-op phenomenon Left 4 Dead. Back 4 Blood is designed from the ground up as an original, premium title and marries the best of what made the co-op zombie shooter so successful with new features and state-of-the-art technology.
“We are not resting on any past laurels. Our goal is to take all we’ve learned and push forward. We know that’s a tall order”
“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.”
“We are not resting on any past laurels. Our goal is to take all we’ve learned and push forward. We know that’s a tall order,” said Phil Robb, Co-founder and Creative Director, Turtle Rock Studios. “We’re growing the team considerably because we’re stepping up to the biggest challenge in this studio’s history. We know this title has to stand out, and we fully intend to make that happen.”