Turtle Rock Studios has been bought by Tencent

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Turtle Rock Studios is the latest studio to come under the Tencent banner after it was announced the Chinese congolomerate has purchased the Left 4 Dead, Evolve, and Back 4 Blood studio. Turtle Rock Studios will remain under the management of co-founders Chris Ashton and Phil Robb. The studio will maintain some independence and the acquisition should have no impact on Back 4 Blood in the near future such as the content being released for it.


“We are all looking forward to joining the Tencent family of studios,” said Steve Goldstein, president and general manager of Turtle Rock Studios. “Tencent’s outstanding partners, global reach, deep knowledge of gaming and unprecedented support will help us create the kinds of ambitious games we dream of, while allowing us to retain our autonomy and independent spirit.”

“We are huge fans of Turtle Rock’s games, especially their amazing approach to creating co-operative online games,” said Eddie Chan, chief strategy officer of Tencent Games Global. “We can’t wait to see what comes next, and we’re excited to be part of their future.”

Just this past week Back 4 Blood was updated with the update adding an offline campaign, the new Roving Merchants supply lines, and new Burn cards that can give players temporary boost effects. Additional non-Burn cards were also added into the game. The seasonal Winter event has also started with new unlockable character skins, emblems, and weapon skins as part of the content.

In our Back 4 Blood review, Nick wrote: “I so badly want to love Back 4 Blood, but its grindy nature and difficulty spikes out of nothing let it down, leaving you with a bad taste in your mouth. It has potential for those in it for the long haul, accumulating cards and building specialised decks to match the challenge, but right now I just have no desire to go back 4 more.”

Source: Business Wire

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