Developer Turtle Rock Studios has announced that the multiplayer horror survival game Back 4 Blood will no longer receive post launch content as the studio will now shift focus towards production on its next unannounced title. According to the developer, this decision was made due to a lack of staff working on the title while development on another is ongoing. Back 4 Blood first launched on October 12 2021 for for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam and Epic Games Store. The game is also available on Xbox Game Pass and to PlayStation Plus Extra subscribers.
The full message via the developer on the studio’s official website can be seen below:
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