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Left 4 Dead dev still making THQ shooter

"This one is gonna be amazing," publisher says

THQ announced last May that it had signed on to publish the next game from Left 4 Dead co-developer Turtle Rock Studios, and work on the first person shooter's campaign has now kicked off.


That's according to tweets from THQ's Jeremy Greiner, formerly community manager at now-shuttered Homefront developer KAOS, who says we won't hear anything more about the title for a while, but that he's due to visit Turtle Rock next week.

"Starting work on the campaign for my next FPS, which is being made by the creators of Left 4 Dead," he said (via Game Informer). "This one is gonna be amazing."

THQ outlined its future product release plan last month, when it said the Turtle Rock project is slated for release in fiscal year 2014.

It's good to get even a brief update on the game - which is thought to be powered by Crytek's CryEngine 3 - given THQ's recent financial troubles, which have led to 100s of job cuts as well as product cancellations.

Having killed off the uDraw brand last month, THQ said on Thursday that it was cutting 118 jobs across Darksiders 2 developer Vigil and Company of Heroes maker Relic as a result of plans to switch Warhammer 40,000: Dark Millenium from an MMO to a single player and multiplayer title.