When Turtle Rock Studios, the U.S. development team of the hugely successful series called Left 4 Dead and more recently of Evolve, announce their new video game, you can safely bet, with or without a betfair promo code, that there will be a lot of talk about it until the moment of the day one and beyond.
The recently announced title is called Back 4 Blood and is the result of the collaboration between TRS and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. According to the announcement, B4B has been conceived from the beginning as a premium and original title, combining the best of what has made co-op zombie-themed first person shooters so popular with new features and cutting-edge technologies.
After the first press release that was limited to the usual information and statements by the various managers of the two companies, finally some rather interesting new information about Back 4 Blood has emerged. The game will have a campaign mode based on an original story, something that nowadays should not to be taken for granted, for example if we think about the last chapter of Call of Duty. In addition, the use of a PvP mode has also been confirmed, despite the focus being placed, as per the tradition of Turtle Rock Studios, on cooperation by four users.
At the moment it is not expected to have a battle-royale mode, and likewise, being a “premium” title, it is not expected to have a free-to-play launch of the video game. Another element that wasn’t initially specified were the platforms that Back 4 Blood would come to. Finally, it was discovered that B4B is currently under development on the three main platforms, namely Playstation 4, Xbox One and PC, but it seems the developers have also added that “other possibilities weren’t of the question”. A cryptic statement that could make you think about the next generations of Microsoft and Sony consoles or, however less likely, also about Nintendo Switch.
Another interesting information is that the intellectual property of Back 4 Blood belongs directly to Turtle Rock Studios, so Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment will act as a publisher only and will have no rights on the franchise.
Currently there are no images or video clips of any kind about the game, and a date or time of release has not been announced yet. We’ll probably know more at the next E3 in Los Angeles although the hope for fans of the Left 4 Dead co-operative shooter is that something will leak out even before that event. This statement by Turtle Rock Studios co-founder and design director Chris Ashton, which we report below, will surely intoxicate long-time fans of the software house: “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.” Everything suggests that Back 4 Blood can therefore represent the “spiritual” sequel to the already mentioned Left 4 Dead whose rights are firmly in the hands of Valve.
[Written by External Partner]