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Back 4 Blood delayed to October, open beta coming in summer

The spiritual sequel to Left 4 Dead has been delayed to later this year.
Back 4 Blood delayed to October, open beta coming in summer
Back 4 Blood, the multiplayer survival horror shooter from Turtle Rock Studios, has been delayed to 12th October.

The new zombie shooter, pegged as a spiritual sequel to Left 4 Dead as it’s from the same team, was originally scheduled to be released on 22nd June but has now been pushed back by four months.

A post on Twitter from the studio reads: “Turtle Rock Studios is working hard to make Back 4 Blood the best game it can possibly be at launch and the team needs more time to do this. Therefore, we will release Back 4 Blood on October 12th, 2021.

“We thank our community for its continued support and are excited to share that there will be an open beta this summer.”

This follows a huge number of delays on 2021’s gaming release schedule, including Hogwarts Legacy, Humankind, Gotham Knights and Gran Turismo 7.

The move from June however does lighten the load somewhat, as would have faced competition from Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, Guilty Gear Strive, Scarlet Nexus and Mario Golf: Super Rush.

Back 4 Blood will release on PlayStation, Xbox and PC on 12th October 2021.