Turtle Rock Studios has announced that it’s finished working on its cooperative zombie slaying FPS, Back 4 Blood, and won’t be producing any new content for the game.
In a statement posted to its official website, the developer thanked fans for their support of the game but stated that it’s a small team without the resources to begin working on a new game – something it confirmed is happening – while also supporting Back 4 Blood. The game itself isn’t being switched off, which is good news amongst the current climate of online game shutdowns, so fans can continue to play and curious newcomers can dip into the game by purchasing it or downloading it while it’s available on Xbox Game Pass and PlayStation Plus Extra/Deluxe.
The last content update for the game came in the form of the “River of Blood” expansion in December:
The full statement from Turtle Rock Studios about the end of new content for Back 4 Blood reads:
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!