Back 4 Blood developer Turtle Rock has begun recruiting for its next game project, which the studio describes as a combination of FPS and multiplayer, similar to the previous game Back 4 Blood. The studio, which includes several Left 4 Dead veterans, is currently looking for a senior combat designer to join the team, according to a job posting on Glassdoor (via GamesRadar).
According to the listing, Turtle Rock is looking for a developer who loves “specifically FPS, co-op and multiplayer games” and has experience in “developing melee and first-person shooter gameplay”. In addition, candidates will also have experience in combat development, weapons, class design, skills and boss encounters.
The studio first announced that they were working on a new project in February and also announced that they would be wrapping up development on Back 4 Blood to focus on the next game. As a “fairly small studio” that produces all kinds of games, Turtle Rock says it doesn’t have enough staff to both support Back 4 Blood and work on a new game, even after being acquired by Tencent in December 2021. “Yes, another game! Because of this, it’s time for us to bow our heads, get back to the lab, and get to work on our next big thing,” Turtle Rock said in a statement.
Back 4 Blood is still available through Xbox Game Pass – where it launched one day – and still works, as the servers haven’t been taken offline. Since its launch in 2021, Turtle Rock has supported the game with three expansions, including Tunnels of Terror, Children of the Worm, and River of Blood.
As for the next project, the studio remains very tight-lipped. “While we may be a little quieter in the short term, we promise we’ll be back, bigger, bolder and better than ever,” the studio said at the time.