Back 4 Blood “is for everybody,” says Turtle Rock Studios

Ben Bayliss2 minute read

Turtle Rock Studios has discussed accessibility in Back 4 Blood in a recent interview, saying “When we hear of a new feature that can help somebody else experience our game, we do our best to try and include it.”

As Back 4 Blood headed into the early access portion of its open beta yesterday, a GameByte interview with Turtle Rock Studios’ lead game designer Brandon Yanez, touched on accessibility. “We have multiple difficulty levels, and with each one we try to target a different group of players. Playtesting allows us to adjust how forgiving or brutal this is that allows us to include more players.” they said, “This is for everybody, so we try to get a lot of people in to test it and make sure they have fun with it.”

Yanez also told GameByte, “When we hear of a new feature that can help somebody else experience our game, we do our best to try and include it. Even if it’s not perfect at launch, moving forward we want to ensure that everybody can play our products.”

The game is currently running an open beta that is limited to early access users, however, the open beta will become available to all from August 12, 2021, to August 16, 2021, on all platforms. Back 4 Blood’s recent FAQ revealed a number of accessibility features that are available in the early build prior to when the game launches later this year.

The Back 4 Blood open beta is available on PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X, PS4, and PS5 and the full game launches October 12, 2021.

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Ben is the one in charge of keeping the content cogs at Can I Play That? turning. Deafness means that he has a focus on discussing captions, but with experience in consultancy and advocacy, he covers what bases he can. Having written about accessibility in video games at DualShockers, GamesRadar+, GamesIndustry.biz, Wireframe, and more he continues his advocacy at CIPT. He was actually awarded a Good Games Writing award for an article he wrote here! He enjoys a range of games, but anything that’s open-world and with a photo mode will probably be his cup of tea. You can get in touch with him at: ben@caniplaythat.com

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