Ex-THQ Left 4 Dead dev “excited” about new home

Left 4 Dead

Turtle Rock says goodbye to old publisher as it settles in to new home with 2K Games.

Left 4 Dead developer Turtle Rock has said it is “super-excited” about working with its new publisher, 2K Games, following the demise of THQ.

Following the ordeal of bankruptcy, THQ was recently forced to sell off all of its assets in a bid to cover its debts, a move which saw many developers and projects change hands, projects such as Turtle Rock’s Evolve.

“Obviously, we’re really sad to see things dissolve for THQ, we really had a great relationship with them,” Turtle Rock Studios co-founder Phil Robb told GamesBeat.

“Regardless of who we ended up with, we were rooting for THQ to come out of this intact and get a chance to turn things around.”

Take-Two bid $11 million for the rights to the company’s next project, outdoing the second place offering of $250,000 put forward by the studio itself, despite this, Turtle Rock is happy with its position.

“From our perspective, we came out of the proceedings in an awesome position. We are super-excited to be moving forward with 2K,” enthused Mr Robb.

The company had seen rave reviews and success for creating zombie team-survival FPS Left 4 Dead, with the 2008 title spawning a sequel developed in-house by publisher and developer Valve Software.

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