Turtle Rock Studios's Evolve screenshot

[Update]: Turtle Rock's Left 4 Dead inspired shooter Back 4 Blood will be launching in October 2021.

While Evolve may have ended up in complete failure due to mismanagement and some questionable gameplay choices, Left 4 Dead still remains as one of those games I reinstall and replay at least once a year. As such, I am happy to say that Turtle Rock Studios have announced a partnership with Perfect World Entertainment in order to create a brand new co-op FPS.

The details are currently a bit scarce, but the 'super secret' project is going to be a first-person free-to-play shooter with a heavy focus on co-operative action, and perhaps most importantly, a return to what "Turtle Rock does best". Here's the full quote from Turtle Rock's Co-Founder Phil Robb:

“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. 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."

Given that its in an incredibly early state of development there are unfortunately no actual details, but I still figured its worth letting you know that the once-great studio is trying to return to the style of gameplay that made them famous in the first place. Whether this secret project is going to be just that, I have no idea, especially given the involvement of Perfect World, but one can certainly hope.

And as a final note, if you happen to be technically skilled and would like to join Turtle Rock on this venture, they are currently hiring a whole bunch of people across a variety of positions. You can find out more by going over to the official website.