Xbox Game Pass Shooter 'Back 4 Blood' Has Officially Ended Development

Developer Turtle Rock Studios has announced today that Back 4 Blood has officially ended development, explaining that the studio is working on another new game and doesn't currently have a large enough team to continue working on new content for Back 4 Blood moving forward.

The news was announced on the official Turtle Rock Studios website earlier today, where it was explained that the plan is to "put our heads down, get back in the lab, and get to work on the next big thing".

"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."

The Left 4 Dead spiritual successor first launched on Xbox Game Pass all the way back in October of 2021, and it remains playable on the service to this day for Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, PC and Xbox Cloud Gaming.

It's a sad day for fans of Back 4 Blood, then, although Turtle Rock Studios has confirmed that the game will "continue to operate" in the future, and the team will continue to interact with fans in the official Back 4 Blood Reddit and Discord communities.

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