Left four Dead, Evolve dev Turtle Rock now engaged on “dark fantasy” free-to-play co-op FPS for Perfect World

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Turtle Rock continues to be targeted on co-op FPS, but it surely’s fairly over boxed retail releases.


Left four Dead and Evolve developer Turtle Rock has introduced its subsequent undertaking – a free-to-play co-op FPS revealed by Perfect World.

Although it’s not prepared to offer many particulars, the studio confirmed with GamesIndustry that it’s a brand new IP.

“What we can say is that we are definitely going back to our moment-to-moment gameplay roots with a huge focus on co-op FPS,” president Steve Goldstein mentioned.

“There will be plenty of baddies to shoot up, but it is not a ‘zombie game’ or anything post-apocalyptic. What we can say right now is there’s a strong dark fantasy element to it.”

In the complete interview, Turtle Rock waxes lyrical on “service-oriented games”, which give developed the prospect to launch and iterate whereas working with the group.

“To us, boxed product is like a speech, a developer is telling something to its audience and they have to listen,” Goldstein mentioned.

“With free-to-play, it’s a conversation and we love that dialog with our players.”

Goldstein additionally mentioned that the normal $60 boxed product mannequin “is just not a welcome home for independent developers”.

“The major publishers out there are spending [over] $100 million on developing the next iteration of a franchise, and at the same time, they are increasingly hesitant to spend on new IP.”

The full interview is a very fascinating learn and consists of this pleasant little remark about adapting video games based mostly on participant suggestions with the boxed launch mannequin:

“At best, you can only hope to make these changes sometime post-launch and at that point, you’re probably knee-deep in DLC, because that’s what a boxed product needs to make a profit these days, given the insanely escalating costs of development, marketing and publishing those products. It’s not a very limber process.”

Evolve, after all, was criticised for its very costly DLC. It went free to play in July however improvement ended 4 months later.