L4D devs working on a new co-op FPS with a „strong dark fantasy element to it”

Gare – Thursday, December 15, 2016 3:27 PM
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Turtle Rock, the studio known primarily for Left 4 Dead and the more recent Evolve, have revealed that they are indeed working on a new franchise in partnership with Perfect World Entertainment. Relax, though: there won’t be any living dead involved, or so it seems. Speaking to Gamesindustry.biz regarding their new partnership and this in-development franchise, Turtle Rock President and GM Steve Goldstein said that there’s going to be a “huge focus on co-op FPS”, adding that the new title won’t be a “zombie game”, but rather something with strong dark fantasy vibes, building on the kind of gameplay that the “community loves and expects from Turtle Rock Studios”.

They also discuss the major difference between a retail boxed release and the free-to-play model, and how the latter allows for more of an ongoing conversation to be maintained between the developers and the players. "But with a service-based title, we can react to players' behavior instantly. If we see something that players don't like, we can modify it in the next patch. Same goes for things that users are enjoying or playstyles that we didn't anticipate.”, Goldstein noted. This leads to implementing constant updates based on player feedback – a process that will be key in creating this new, upcoming project as well, according to Goldstein.


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