Back 4 Blood Delayed; Open Beta This Summer

A tweet from Back 4 Blood announces the release of Turtle Rock's spiritual successor to Left 4 Dead is delayed until October 12th. The game was previously expected in June. A new Gameplay and Developer Presentation Video and news that there will be an open beta this summer is our consolation prize. Here's the announcement, translated from a picture to text to save bandwidth, and from all caps to upper/lower case in an abundance of good taste:
Turtle Rock Studios is working hard to make Back 4 Blood the best game it can possibly be a launch and the team needs more time to do this. Therefore, we will release back for blood on October 12, 2021. We thank our community for its continued support and are excited to share that there will be an open beta this summer.
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Mar 26, 2021, 12:25
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Re: Back 4 Blood Delayed; Open Beta This Summer Mar 26, 2021, 12:25
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Take all the time you need... what I played in closed beta was not a game I'd buy, but not because of any technical issues. There's a whole lot of "trying something different just to be different" going on in this game (a tone you can feel by their insistence on calling zombies "ridden" instead of zombies or infected or any of the other standard terms) and not all of it works well. I hope they took a few concepts back to formula.

I can understand why they tried to have different types of ammo, but L4D got it right in making ammo ammo, because ammo management in an action game is not very fun for casuals.

I can understand why they wanted more control over the cinematic experience, but L4D got it right by giving everybody an unlimited use flashlight because most of us got over games being too dark to see by the time Doom 3 came out.

I can understand why they wanted to spice things up with progression and replayability, but not every game needs to have a deckbuilding with random card draws mechanic just because Slay the Spire was in vogue last year.

I've got a list like this that goes on a while, but you get the point.
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Mar 26, 2021, 11:49
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Re: Back 4 Blood Delayed; Open Beta This Summer Mar 26, 2021, 11:49
Mar 26, 2021, 11:49
 
Gadzooks wrote on Mar 26, 2021, 10:28:
Im fine with delays due to needing more dev time.

The game had some pretty huge performance issues when I last tested it.

I saw that watching some youtube videos on it. I think some of the youtubers even owned like 3k series cards and they were still dropping frames. I'm like, yeeeesh, not optimized yet!
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Re: Back 4 Blood Delayed; Open Beta This Summer
Mar 26, 2021, 11:22
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Re: Back 4 Blood Delayed; Open Beta This Summer Mar 26, 2021, 11:22
Mar 26, 2021, 11:22
 
It should be an October release anyway.

Back Street's back, alright!
"You’re still learning English? That’s the language you speak. How dumb are you?" - Rick Sanchez
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Mar 26, 2021, 10:28
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Re: Back 4 Blood Delayed; Open Beta This Summer Mar 26, 2021, 10:28
Mar 26, 2021, 10:28
 
Im fine with delays due to needing more dev time.

The game had some pretty huge performance issues when I last tested it.
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Mar 26, 2021, 09:52
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aka_STEVE wrote on Mar 26, 2021, 07:05:
I wonder, if this turns out to be a hit- will VALVE buy the franchise out again, turn out a quick Back 4 Bood 2 &
then dump it into their Dev Hell to never see a 3 ( like they did w/ Left 4 Dead )

lol I was thinking the same thing. At least the part where once Valve takes ownership, it'll never see a part "3" in its life.
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Mar 26, 2021, 07:05
 
I wonder, if this turns out to be a hit- will VALVE buy the franchise out again, turn out a quick Back 4 Bood 2 &
then dump it into their Dev Hell to never see a 3 ( like they did w/ Left 4 Dead )
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