The last time Left 4 Dead fans were given a taste of some new tales from the game's epic zombie storyline was 2009, but the developing studio of the original game has finally revealed what sounds like a brand new sequel project for the franchise - Back 4 Blood.
Back 4 Blood, which is currently being developed by Turtle Rock Studios and is set to be published by Warner Bros. Interactive, might not have a release date right now, but that hasn't stopped people from asking about its contents.
So, let's take a look at everything we know about the new zombie game so far...
The game is definitely not Left 4 Dead 3, that we can tell you. In fact, comments posted on an official Turtle Rock Studios FAQ make that very clear.
"Back 4 Blood is our own brand new, original IP," Community Manager Alissa 'MissMurder' Barry-Toth posted. "You’ll be able to shoot up a lot of zombies like in Left 4 Dead, but there’s a whole lot of new stuff in Back 4 Blood which makes it unique."
It will potentially play in a very similar way to that of the Left 4 Dead games, based on its description - a co-op zombie first-person shooter - and comments from the developer seem to back that up.
"You’ll be able to shoot up a lot of zombies like in Left 4 Dead," MissMurder has revealed. "But there’s a whole lot of new stuff in Back 4 Blood which makes it unique."
The game is still early in its development and therefore has no release date as of this time. However, the developer has revealed that it's working on making the game available primarily for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC platforms.
When asked about the reasons behind revealing the project at such an early stage, the game's Community Manager said: "Back 4 Blood is a hugely ambitious project and we need the best of the best to come join us. As an independent studio, we have to announce early to let our industry know we’re up to something big."
From what we can see so far, this game is so early in the development stage that it's unlikely to appear in the next year or two, meaning that fans will almost certainly have waited over a decade for the next Left 4 Dead-inspired title.
Turtle Rock Studios insist that this project will take them back to their roots and allow them to innovate on them, but with some big shoes to fill, it remains to be seen if they can go one better.
It's good for fans to know that something is indeed coming, though. So, we'll keep you updated with any new information that's revealed by the developer in the future.
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