After the unfortunate crash and burn that was Overkill’s The Walking Dead, Warner Bros. and Turtle Rock Studios are looking to save the day with today’s huge announcement of Back 4 Blood, a co-operative first-person shooter “designed from the ground-up as an original, premium title” that “marries the best of what made the co-op zombie shooter so successful with new features and state-of-the-art technology.”
Being developed for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, Back 4 Blood brings back the team that brought us the addictive modern classic Left 4 Dead (and the DLC for the sequel, Left 4 Dead 2).
“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,” Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment president David Haddad said in a press release. “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.”
Turtle Rock Studios co-founder and design director Chris Ashton added, “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. We also have some of the best teammates in the business at Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment 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.”
Studio co-founder and creative director Phil Robb said, “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’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.”
You can read up on the announcement FAQ on Turtle Rock’s official site.