Back 4 Blood studio Turtle Rock could be working on a sequel, possibly

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Job listings at Turtle Rock Studios for a senior combat designer ask for experience in “FPS, co-op and multiplayer games.” Could it be a Back 4 Blood sequel?


Whatever Turtle Rock Studios is working on, it’s a “triple-A title”, according to some job listings posted on the developer’s website a few days ago (thanks, Very Ali Gaming). But a few details in those listings could hint that it’s working on a sequel to its 2021 co-op shooter, Back 4 Blood.

Several job posts – including a “Lead Mission Scripter” – ask for either experience of or affection for “FPS, co-op, and multiplayer games.”

Of particular interest is an advert for a Senior Combat Designer, which says the successful candidate will “Design and develop combat gameplay, including player movement, controls, and camera from concept to completion, with a focus on how combat gameplay feels against AI and other players.”

The post also reads, “Ideally, you are someone experienced with combat/weapons, class design, skills, and boss encounters.”

All of this could certainly apply to a sequel to Back 4 Blood – the 2021 shooter that was itself a spiritual successor to the much-liked Left 4 Dead games.

Support for Back 4 Blood ended in February, with Turtle Rock stating that it was shifting its focus on a new project. “Turtle Rock Studios is actually pretty small for a studio making AAA games,” the studio wrote at the time. “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 backing the lab, and get to work on the next big thing”.

Turtle Rock’s mystery triple-A game could, possibly be a Back 4 Blood sequel, then, but then again, it could be working on a sequel to Evolve, its 2015 asymmetric multiplayer shooter. Or maybe it’s something original. Time – and possibly future, even more revealing job listings – will tell.

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