Back 4 Blood official artwork and logo

[Update]: Back 4 Blood has now landed onto PC and consoles, and so far it's looking pretty solid.

I was hoping that 2021 would have far fewer delays than its predecessor, but unfortunately it seems that every two or three days a brand new game is getting pushed back. Just this week alone we've seen Humankind and Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga get delayed, and the Turtle Rock's Left 4 Dead inspired Back 4 Blood is joining the beleaguered group.

The reason for the delay, as you would expect, is that the team needs a bit more time in order to get everything polished up and ready for launch. Considering how Turtle Rock's previous team-based shooter Evolve ended up failing due to a combination of small design issues and balance woes, I'd say that this is a pretty good decision for everyone involved.

"Turtle Rock Studios is working hard to make Back 4 Blood the best game it can possibly be at launch and the team needs more time to do this," reads the brief update. "Therefore, we will release Back 4 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."

Once the open beta goes live I'll make sure to let you know as I'm quite eager to give it a try myself. Until then, I'll leave you with The Game Awards 2020 presentation as it shows off both the cinematic and gameplay trailers. Enjoy!