With the open beta of Back 4 Blood being available to all players until August 16th, VG247 spoke to lead producer Matt O’Driscoll on a few key issues and what the team is working on. This includes field of view (FOV) options for players on Xbox Series X and PS5, and though there’s no real confirmation on whether it’s coming, O’Driscoll said that it’s a “popular request” and Turtle Rock Studios is looking into it.
One feature that players can expect at launch is bot AI. The AI in the open beta left a lot to be desired but O’Driscoll notes that they’ll be a lot smarter when the game launches (it’s currently one of the big projects that the team is handling). Game balance is also being tuned with Survivor and Nightmare seeing changes based on feedback from the beta.
It was also confirmed that despite a lower target frame rate on last gen consoles, the abilities and number of zombies along with the underlying code was the same on all platforms. Back 4 Blood recently went gold and is out on October 12th for Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, PS5 and PC. It will also launch day one on Xbox Game Pass. Stay tuned for more details en route to its release.