Turtle Rock Studios has announced that they will be ending development on Back 4 Blood “in the short term” while pursuing a new project.
Back 4 Blood released back in 2021 to a mixed response. Many fans compared it to the beloved classic Left 4 Dead (also a Turtle Rock Studios game) but were put off by the game’s differences.
However the studio has persisted and released three large content updates in the game’s lifespan; but now it seems it’s time for the developers to step back from the game.
Turtle Rock Studios announced that because of the size of their team that it wasn’t feasible to continue developing content for Back 4 Blood while developing a new game.
As such, development will temporarily cease on new content. You can read the full announcement here.
What an amazing year 2022 was for us. First off, we wanted to thank all of you for making Back 4 Blood what it is today. 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. In fact, Back 4 Blood is currently offered on PlayStation Plus Extra and Premium tiers and available as part of Xbox Game Pass. You’ll also still find us hanging out in the SUBREDDIT and on DISCORD, as well as our official TWITTER, INSTAGRAM, FACEBOOK and WEBSITE because we love interacting with you and talking about our games.
While we may be a bit quieter in the short-term, we promise that we’ll be Back, bigger, bolder and better than ever!
With much love and gratitude,
Turtle Rock Studios
Back 4 Blood is now available across Windows PC (via Steam), PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S, as well as on Xbox Game Pass at launch.