Left 4 Dead spiritual successor Back 4 Blood

Left 4 Dead Developer Announces Spiritual Successor Back 4 Blood

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Fans of the Left 4 Dead series have been waiting with bated breath for a third entry in the series, but considering the second game came out about a decade ago, hopes of a third game have been diminishing. However, it looks like the next best thing is on its way.

Left 4 Dead developer Turtle Rock Studios recently announced that they are working with publisher Warner Bros. Interactive on a new IP called Back 4 Blood, which will basically act as a spiritual successor to the Left 4 Dead series, seeing as how a third game may never happen now that Turtle Rock is its own independent studio and no longer owned by Valve, who still own the rights to Left 4 Dead. Like its spiritual predecessor, Back 4 Blood will be zombie shooter with an emphasis on co-op play. It is its own original property, however, and it will utilize new, original mechanics that the team is not yet ready to reveal.

In an FAQ, Turtle Rock assures fans that they can expect a quality, AAA experience with the new game, but that more details, such as new mechanics and in-game lore, will be revealed at a later date. It was revealed, however, that the game will have a campaign and a PvP mode and will not have a Battle Royale mode. No release date or window was announced, but Back 4 Blood is currently being developed for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4, with ports to other consoles not out of the question.

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Dylan Siegler
Dylan Siegler has a BA in Creative Writing from the University of Redlands. He has copy edited novels and short stories and is the editor of nearly all marketing materials for RoKo Marketing. In addition to his professional work, Dylan is also working on several of his own projects. Some of these projects include a novel that satirizes the very nature of novel writing as an art and a short film that parodies buddy cop movies. His short story “Day 3658,” a look into a future ten years into a zombie apocalypse, is being published in September of 2017 in Microcosm Publishing’s compilation Bikes in Space IV: Biketopia. His political satire "The Devil's Advocates" is currently available for free (the link to this story can be found on his Facebook page).