turtle rock and warner back 4 blood

Ready to take in the next gen of cooperative first person shooting? Well, Warner Bros Interactive and Turtle Rock Studios have teamed up to announce Back 4 Blood – and that means you should be very excited.

Announced today, with just very early initial details, Back 4 Blood comes about from the creators of Left 4 Dead and Evolve, but this is in no way a L4D3 – and it’s certainly not an Evolve 2.

With plans to move the genre forward, the zombie videogame visionaries are designing Back 4 Blood from the ground up, running as an original, premium title that will bring together the very best of the zombie co-op shooter, with some all new features and state of the art tech.

There is no word on a release date, further details or any post-launch plans yet, but Turtle Rock and Warner Bros are just keen to get word out there regarding the development. What we do know is the plan is to bring Back 4 Blood to Xbox One, PS4 and PC, and that you’ll be able to shoot up a lot of zombies like in Left 4 Dead. What’s not to like?

“We are thrilled to partner with the proven Turtle Rock Studios team on Back 4 Blood to advance the co-op zombie genre forward with innovative multiplayer gameplay,” said David Haddad, President, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “The talented team at Turtle Rock has been developing amazing games together for a long time, and this is a great opportunity to work with them to create a new gaming universe built specifically with the large co-op zombie shooter community in mind.”

“It’s hard to overstate what an awesome opportunity this is. We get to return to a genre that was born in our studio with over ten years of additional experience and zombie ideas racked up in our brains,” said Chris Ashton, Co-founder and Design Director, Turtle Rock Studios. “We also have some of the best teammates in the business at WBIE who understand our development process and are equally committed to our player-first mentality. We love being able to announce, so we can start working with the community right away.”

“We are not resting on any past laurels. Our goal is to take all we’ve learned and push forward. We know that’s a tall order,” said Phil Robb, Co-founder and Creative Director, Turtle Rock Studios. “We’re growing the team considerably because we’re stepping up to the biggest challenge in this studio’s history. We know this title has to stand out and we fully intend to make that happen.”

We’ll be sure to bring you more regarding Back 4 Blood as and when details drop. More info can be found on the Turtle Rock Studios forum.