Back 4 Blood won’t be receiving any new content anymore, developer Turtle Rock Studios has announced. The team released a statement on its website, noting that its small size prevents it from developing more new Back 4 Blood content while working on a new project.
So the team has decided to focus its efforts fully on this new, unannounced project, ending support for Back 4 Blood. It’ll still be kept online, and you’ll be able to play it for the foreseeable future, just don’t expect any more content updates in the future.
“First off, we wanted to thank all of you for making Back 4 Blood what it is today.” Turtle Rock Studios began. “With three expansions – Tunnels of Terror, Children of the Worm, and River of Blood – we’ve traveled on a fantastic adventure together beyond the walls of Fort Hope.”
“This phase of our war against the Ridden now comes to a close.
Turtle Rock Studios is actually pretty small for a studio making AAA games. We don’t have quite enough folks to continue working on Back 4 Blood content while we spin up another game – yes, another game! Given this, it’s time for us to put our heads down, get back in the lab, and get to work on the next big thing.
Intrepid Cleaners, this is not a goodbye.
Back 4 Blood will continue to operate, of course.”
Back 4 Blood was meant to be the modern spiritual successor to Left 4 Dead, as many of the same developers who helped create one of Valve’s most prolific titles are the foundation of Turtle Rock Studios.
This announcement means that support for Turtle Rock’s zombie shooter has ended little more than a year after it launched. A bit of an unceremonious end for a game that carried so much legacy with it ahead of its launch.
Of course we still don’t know what Turtle Rock Studio’s next game is. It could be a Back 4 Blood sequel, for all we know.
For now, we just have to wait and see, and in the meantime Back 4 Blood is still there whenever you’d like to play.
Source – [Turtle Rock Studios]