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Tencent acquires Back 4 Blood developer Turtle Rock Studios

There’s a lot going on in the world of Back 4 Blood developer Turtle Rock today; not only has the studio announced it’s been acquired by Chinese conglomerate Tencent, it’s also just released the first big post-launch content update for its well-received co-op zombie shooter. This brings with it a range of tweaks and additions, the most notable of which is a much-requested solo offline mode with campaign progression.

First the acquisition news; as of today, following Tencent’s purchase of Turtle Rock’s parent company Slamfire, the studio is now wholly own by the Chinese conglomerate. According to the announcement, Turtle Rock will continue to operate independently at its Lake Forest, California, offices, with co-founders Phil Robb and Chris Ashton remaining at the helm.

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