A sequel to Back 4 Blood, the 2021 zombie first-person shooter from developer Turtle Rock Studios, is apparently in development. According to new job listings by Turtle Rock Studios, the mystery project is being built in Unreal Engine 5 and is currently seeking a Senior Combat Designer to work on the game.
As reported by Very Ali Gaming, Turtle Rock Studios recently posted a job listing for a Senior Combat Designer to work on an unannounced AAA game. The description mentions, “Join our award-winning game development team and help create our next AAA title.”
The description for the position goes on to mention stuff such as “You are someone experienced with combat/weapons, class design, skills, and boss encounters” and must have a “Love of games: specifically FPS, Co-op, and Multiplayer games.” The preferences section of the job listing states that the candidate must have experience with Unreal Engine 5 and Blueprint.
Judging by these descriptions, it’s hard to tell if this really is related to a Back 4 Blood sequel or not. However, the mention of “FPS, co-op and multiplayer games” could be a dead giveaway. It would also make sense to shift the sequel’s development to Unreal Engine 5 as the first game was built in Unreal Engine 4. We’ll just have to wait for an official confirmation from Turtle Rock Studios to see if this report is accurate.
The first Back 4 Blood launched in 2021 and was touted as a spiritual successor of sorts to Valve’s Left 4 Dead, with much of the original staff involved in its development. It received decent reviews, though criticism was aimed at the game’s repetitive gameplay, underbaked concepts and technical hiccups. If you’re curious about trying the game out for yourself, especially after numerous patches and updates, it’s currently available on the Xbox Game Pass library.
Source: Very Ali Gaming