Back 4 Blood will not receive any more new content as the developers shift focus to the next game
Developer Turtle Rock has confirmed that it will not be releasing any more new content for its co-op zombie shooter Back 4 Blood as the studio shifts its focus to its next project.
Back 4 Blood – which combines Left4Dead-style zombie battles with a pinch of deck building to add variety to the playthroughs – was released back in October 2021 and has received a total of three paid expansions since then.
The most recent of these, River of Blood, was released in December and has now been confirmed as the latest new content to be released for the game. Turtle Rock shared the news on its websiteand explains that work on his next title is now underway and that the studio “doesn’t have enough people to continue working on Back 4 Blood at the same time”.
“We traveled together on an amazing adventure beyond the walls of Fort Hope,” the developer wrote. “This phase of our war against the Ridden is now coming to an end.”
“Turtle Rock Studios is actually pretty small for a studio that makes AAA games,” it continued. “We don’t have enough people to keep working on Back 4 Blood content while we’re launching another game – yes, another game! With that in mind, it’s time for us to put our heads down, support the lab, and get started working on the next big thing.”
“This is not a goodbye,” the developer added, confirming that Back 4 Blood – currently available on Game Pass and PlayStation Plus Extra/Premium – “will continue to operate” despite its new focus.
“While we may be a little quieter in the short term,” Turtle Rock concluded, “we promise we’ll be back, bigger, bolder, and better than ever!”
Back 4 Blood was generally well-received when it launched in 2021, with Eurogamer’s Chris Tapsell calling it a “delightfully crappy hangout shooter,” which in its Recommended Review is a successful if “odd mix of old and new.” delivered.
https://www.eurogamer.net/back-4-blood-wont-get-more-new-content-as-dev-shifts-focus-to-new-game Back 4 Blood will not receive any more new content as the developers shift focus to the next game