A bit greater than a 12 months after it launched, Back 4 Blood (opens in new tab) is formally completed. Developer Turtle Rock Studios introduced right this moment that it will “get to work on the subsequent huge factor.”
“What an incredible 12 months 2022 was for us,” the studio wrote (opens in new tab). “First off, we needed to thank all of you for making Again 4 Blood what it’s right this moment. With three expansions—Tunnels of Terror, Kids of the Worm, and River of Blood—we’ve traveled on a implausible journey collectively past the partitions of Fort Hope. This section of our warfare towards the Ridden now involves an in depth.
“Turtle Rock Studios is definitely fairly small for a studio making AAA video games. We do not have fairly sufficient of us to proceed engaged on Again 4 Blood content material whereas we spin up one other sport—sure, one other sport! Given this, it is time for us to place our heads down, get again within the lab, and get to work on the subsequent huge factor.”
We gave Again 4 Blood a formidable 88% in our October 2021 review (opens in new tab), calling it “an distinctive FPS that units a brand new customary for co-op zombie murderfests.” The reception was considerably much less constructive throughout Steam (opens in new tab) consumer critiques, that are “combined,” and it wasn’t practically the runaway success of Left 4 Lifeless 2, which regardless of being a decade older nonetheless has a a lot bigger participant base. Nevertheless it nonetheless racked up fairly respectable player counts (opens in new tab) on Steam, and Turtle Rock stored issues rolling by means of three expansions launched throughout 2022.
Whereas there will not be any new content material coming sooner or later, Turtle Rock famous that Again 4 Blood itself is just not going away. In reality, it stays obtainable by means of Xbox Sport Move and PlayStation Plus Further and Premium tiers, and naturally you may nonetheless snag it on Steam. The staff will nonetheless be round too, though they don’t seem to be speaking about no matter they’re doing subsequent.
“You will additionally nonetheless discover us hanging out within the subreddit (opens in new tab) and on Discord (opens in new tab), in addition to our official Twitter (opens in new tab), Instagram (opens in new tab), Facebook (opens in new tab) and website (opens in new tab) as a result of we love interacting with you and speaking about our video games,” Turtle Rock stated. “Whereas we could also be a bit quieter within the short-term, we promise that we’ll be again, larger, bolder and higher than ever!”