This has been a very good day for fans of the two Left 4 Dead games. That’s because, as the title states, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has officially announced a spiritual successor called Back 4 Blood. What’s even better about this is that the game is in the works at Turtle Rock, and is being spearheaded by many of the folks who created and developed those two co-op classics.

Like Left 4 Dead, Back 4 Blood is being designed from the ground up as an original, premium co-op shooter. A zombie one, too. The press release goes on to state that the game will also be infused with new features and modern, state of the art technology, but that’s a given.

“We are thrilled to partner with the proven Turtle Rock Studios team on Back 4 Blood to advance the co-op zombie genre forward with innovative multiplayer gameplay,” said David Haddad, President, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “The talented team at Turtle Rock has been developing amazing games together for a long time, and this is a great opportunity to work with them to create a new gaming universe built specifically with the large co-op zombie shooter community in mind.”

Needless to say, this is all great news for those of us who’ve been clamoring for Left 4 Dead 3.

“It’s hard to overstate what an awesome opportunity this is. We get to return to a genre that was born in our studio with over ten years of additional experience and zombie ideas racked up in our brains,” said Chris Ashton, Co-founder and Design Director, Turtle Rock Studios. “We also have some of the best teammates in the business at WBIE who understand our development process and are equally committed to our player-first mentality. We love being able to announce, so we can start working with the community right away.”

“We are not resting on any past laurels. Our goal is to take all we’ve learned and push forward. We know that’s a tall order,” said Phil Robb, Co-founder and Creative Director, Turtle Rock Studios. “We’re growing the team considerably because we’re stepping up to the biggest challenge in this studio’s history. We know this title has to stand out and we fully intend to make that happen.”

Stay tuned for more information pertaining to Back 4 Blood.

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