The beta of Back 4 Blood is having a huge success on both Steam and consoles. For this reason, executive producer Matt O’Driscoll of Turtle Rock Studios is already thinking about what will happen at the launch. “Be on Xbox Game Pass at launch it will be crazy, “he said in a recent interview, but that will guarantee plenty of people to play with.
This popular mix between Left 4 Dead and Evolve, in fact, is reviving the enthusiasm for this kind of cooperative experience, as you can also read in our tested Back 4 Blood beta. Turtle Rock Studios, however, knows that the success of such an experience, so focused on multiplayer, also depends on how many people are on the servers.
Hence the decision to be on Xbox Game Pass since launch. “Yes … the first day, the launch on Game Pass. It will be crazy, right?” O’Driscoll told GamesRadar. “We need a lot of players, so that we always have games going on. I think this way we have guaranteed that pool of players from day one. I forgot what the Game Pass numbers are, but I think they are more than 20 million users, right? They will have access to our game from day one, which is crazy. I’ve never launched a game that had this kind of accessibility from day one. “
However, this factor did not influence development in any way. “We haven’t changed anything,” he said. “So it was really cool for us, we didn’t have to think about it too much. There was no, ‘hey, we’re going to Game Pass, so we have to support this or we have to do that.’agreement had already been reached, [Microsoft] he wanted the game on Game Pass – but he wanted the game we were playing. “
Back 4 Blood will be released on October 12 for Xbox Series X / S, Xbox One, PS5, PS4 and PC.