The developer behind Left 4 Dead and Evolve has teamed up with publisher Perfect World Entertainment Inc. to create a “new triple-A game IP for PC and console.” Details were scarce but it will be free-to-play, a first person shooter, and have online co-operative action (something Turtle Rock does best). At the moment neither company knows when the full reveal will be announced or when the curtain will be pulled back ever so slightly. As always we’ll let you know once we learn more.
“We are developing a new franchise set in an all new universe that leverages the style of gameplay our community loves and expects from Turtle Rock Studios. We’re focusing on what we do best – heart-pounding moment-to-moment online co-op FPS action.” said Phil Robb, Co-founder of Turtle Rock Studios. “And with Perfect World Entertainment as our partner, we will always make sure that our players come first by listening to them and growing the game based on how they play and interact over what we hope are many years to come. We cannot wait to show them what we have in store.”
“This one is going to be huge,” said Yoon IM, SVP, Global Publishing at Perfect World Entertainment. “We’ve been growing Perfect World Entertainment for about a decade now, always looking for strong developers to make cool games. We’re proud to work with developers like Cryptic, Tuque, Runic and Unknown Worlds. Partnering with Turtle Rock and adding its new IP to our portfolio is great. We look forward to fully supporting Turtle Rock as a publishing partner and can’t wait to show off their new game.”
As good as this may be for Turtle Rock, we can’t help but feel a little saddened to see another great developer reduced to peddling free-to-play games. This is a developer with some top-notch games under its belt. Here’s hoping that Turtle Rock can break the mould of free-to-play – but we’re not holding our breath.