Left 4 Dead’s Spiritual Successor Is Back 4 Blood

Doris Richards
March 16, 2019

Interactive Entertainment to reveal a new title, Back 4 Blood.Back 4 Blood is a co-op zombie first-person shooter "with new features we aren't ready to talk about just yet".

But while a third Left 4 Dead game isn't officially on the cards, Warner Bros. today announced what is possibly might be the next best thing: a new co-op zombie shooter from the makers of the original Left 4 Dead.

The game - which calls itself a "next-gen co-operative FPS" is now focusing on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 - though "more possibilities aren't out of the question though".

Back 4 Blood is a brand new, original IP from Turtle Rock Studios and Warner Bros.

"It's hard to overstate what an awesome opportunity this is. We know that's a tall order", said Phil Robb, Co-founder and Creative Director, Turtle Rock Studios. Our goal is to take all we've learned and push forward. Interactive Entertainment, announcing its brand new title Back 4 Blood. The team hasn't locked down a price point yet, but it will be launching on PC, Xbox One, and PS4.

The team couldn't commit to whether microtransactions would be in the final game but said it wasn't a focus of the development right now and promised "if we do have paid post-launch content, like microtransactions, we want to do something that the community feels good about".


Personally, with Valve saying nothing about Left 4 Dead 3, I'm thrilled Turtle Rock is taking matters into its own hands.

It wasn't the first zombie shooter ever made, but for years, Left 4 Dead was the most popular, warranting a sequel a year after its initial release.

"We are going back to our roots and at the same time innovating on them", said Turtle Rock's community manager. "We're growing the team considerably because we're stepping up to the biggest challenge in this studio's history".

Unlike Left 4 Dead, which was exclusive to the Xbox 360 and PC, Back 4 Blood is set to release on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

With so little to tell us, why are you announcing now?

Additionally, the company wanted to let the industry know it is working on something big because it is looking to hire new talent. The game consisted of several short campaigns in which a group of four players would attempt to make their way to safety with a zombie horde hot on their trail.

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