Turtle Rock’s spiritual successor to Left 4 Dead, Back 4 Blood has been delayed from June 22 to October 12.
” Turtle Rock Studios is working hard to make Back 4 Blood the best game it can possibly be at launch” Reads the officials statement from the development team. “We will release Back 4 Blood on October 12, 2021. We thank our community for its continued support and are excited to share that there will be an open beta this summer.”
Published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Back 4 Blood is a team-based first-person shooter from the creators of the critically acclaimed Left 4 Dead franchise.
Check the reveal trailer down below:
Experience the intense 4 player co-op narrative campaign, competitive multiplayer as human or Ridden, and frenetic gameplay that keeps you in the action.
You are at the center of a war against the Ridden. These once-human hosts of a deadly parasite have turned into terrifying creatures bent on devouring what remains of civilization. With humanity’s extinction on the line, it’s up to you and your friends to take the fight to the enemy, eradicate the Ridden, and reclaim the world.
Back 4 Blood is the latest in several delays for Warner Bros. projects, following delays Gotham Knights, Howarsts Legacy. Warner Bros. is not the only publisher facing delays in the production of AAA games with games like Gran Turismo 7, Outriders, Halo Infinite, Humankind, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake, Amazon New World being delayed due to remote-work related setbacks.
Xbox boss, Phil Spencer has explained why game development will see the impact of COVID-19 in 2021, the executive affirms that remote work causes a major setback for the industry as there are “big limitations on what can be done from home”, for example, motion capture.
“Mocap is just something that’s basically stopped. We’re not going into mocap studios,” Spencer told Business Insider. “If you had all your animation captured and you’re doing touch up in more individual art production and in areas like textures and other things, you’re in a better position.