Perfect World Entertainment, publishers of popular free-to-play titles such as Star Trek Online, today announced that they will be the publishing force behind a brand new free-to-play online FPS title from Turtle Rock Studios – the same team that brought us the incredible Left 4 Dead and not-so incredible Evolve.

The new partnership will see a brand new AAA IP developed for PC and console although the “top secret” title is currently tightly under wraps. We do know that the game will be a free-to-play first-person shooter with the trademark intense co-operative action often associated with Turtle Rock Studios.

“We are developing a new franchise set in an all new universe that leverages the style of gameplay our community loves and expects from Turtle Rock Studios. We’re focusing on what we do best – heart-pounding moment-to-moment online co-op FPS action. And with Perfect World Entertainment as our partner, we will always make sure that our players come first by listening to them and growing the game based on how they play and interact over what we hope are many years to come. We cannot wait to show them what we have in store.” Phil Robb, Co-founder of Turtle Rock Studios.
“This one is going to be huge. We’ve been growing Perfect World Entertainment for about a decade now, always looking for strong developers to make cool games. We’re proud to work with developers like Cryptic, Tuque, Runic and Unknown Worlds. Partnering with Turtle Rock and adding its new IP to our portfolio is great. We look forward to fully supporting Turtle Rock as a publishing partner and can’t wait to show off their new game.”Yoon IM, SVP, Global Publishing at Perfect World Entertainment

We’re unlikely to see any release until 2018 at the earliest but for those craving a new Left 4 Dead style experience, this is exciting stuff.

Source: Press Release