While we just got a look at Back 4 Blood’s PvP mode yesterday, developer Turtle Rock Studios has answered some fan questions that confirmed a few things! For those expecting Back 4 Blood split-screen co-op, you’ll sadly not have it available.
In a video Q&A, Turtle Rock Studios Executive Producer Matt O’Driscoll confirmed this, as well as other info.
Q: Is there Split screen co-op?
Turtle Rock: We would love to support split screen but right now it is unfortunately something that will not be available at launch.
If you saw the gameplay videos floating about, you might have noticed that players are able to ADS (aim down sights), which is a departure from the Left 4 Dead franchise which the game is based on (Turtle Rock developed that game too). When asked about it, O’Driscoll mentioned that players can take this away and have other bonus (via the Cards system) in its place.
Q: Why did you invlude ADS in Back 4 Blood when it wasn’t in Left 4 Dead?
Turtle Rock: We are aware that a lot of games support ADS and that its common, so we wanted to give players the option. There are cards that take away ADS [and grant other bonuses] if that’s not your thing.
There are other questions answered in the interview, though they aren’t really new or interesting. But if you want to watch the entire thing, head on over here (around the 5:41:25 mark).
Back 4 Blood will be released this October 12 on the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.