Back 4 Blood Devs Were Apparently Working on a Canceled Project Called Invaders

New leaks from one of Turtle Rock's canceled projects reveal that they were working on Invaders before shifting focus to Back 4 Blood.

September 7, 2020

According to the latest video from Unforgotten Games on YouTube, Turtle Rock developers have cultivated a co-op title called Invaders, before shifting into Back 4 Blood and after launching Evolve, but the game has seemingly been buried somewhere in the studio’s history before reaching a release status.

Turtle Rock is mostly known for its Left 4 Dead series that features an exceptional co-op experience which makes many gamers fall in love with that for a long time. That being said, the studio’s next title, Evolve, failed to achieve the same amount of success among the Left 4 Dead fans. Since launching Evolve, the studio has apparently tried different ideas until they’ve crafted the concepts for Back 4 Blood, their upcoming title.

One of the canceled projects at Turtle Rock was a post-apocalyptic co-op title set in the UK after an alien invasion. The game, which was apparently called Invaders, featured a gameplay system similar to Left 4 Dead series, but this time around, in a more horrifying setting with creepy enemies.

The video above showcases some concept arts for Invaders‘ characters and enemies. The leaks also reveal a destruction system in the game, allowing some giant enemies to destroy buildings and player camps. You can even take a look at the game’s final boss fight, which is more like a sky-high spider.

Invaders was set to be released for PS4, Xbox One, and PC, but the game never reached the end of its development process. The interesting part is that Turtle Rock has worked on another canceled project as well, probably sometime after leaving Invaders unfinished.

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The studio officially confirmed that they have started working on Back 4 Blood as a spiritual successor to Left 4 Dead earlier in 2019, but it hasn’t received an official announcement trailer yet. Back 4 Blood will be available for PS4, Xbox One, and PC on an unannounced date.

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