Gamescom 2023: A New Chapter in Action/Horror Begins; Killing Floor 3 in Development for PC, PlayStation®5 and Xbox Series X|S

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Gamescom 2023: A New Chapter in Action/Horror Begins; Killing Floor 3 in Development for PC, PlayStation®5 and Xbox Series X|S

Developer and Publisher Tripwire Interactive Invites Players to Join the Fight Against Hordes of Bioengineered Monstrosities in the Next Installment of the Legendary Killing Floor Franchise

ROSWELL, Ga. — Aug. 22, 2023 — Following the exclusive reveal during the Gamescom 2023 Opening Night Live event, developer and publisher Tripwire Interactive is excited to announce that Killing Floor 3, the highly anticipated next chapter in the studio’s wildly successful flagship franchise is currently in development for PC (via Steam and Epic Games Store), the PlayStation®5 computer entertainment system, and the Xbox Series X|S console system. Since the release of the original Killing Floor in 2009, and the sequel Killing Floor 2 in 2016, over 28 million players around the globe have joined the battle for survival against hordes of horrific Zeds across PC and consoles. Over that time, Tripwire has engaged and grown the massive Killing Floor community through the steady release of free and premium post-launch content, with industry-leading games-as-a-service (GaaS) support. Now, harnessing the power of Unreal Engine 5, Tripwire will build upon the legacy of the series, realizing its gruesome graphical vision and embracing its dark dystopian tone to deliver the next terrifying evolution in action/horror with Killing Floor 3.

As a lifelong horror fan, it’s been an honor to lead our passionate development team as we create Killing Floor 3,” said Bryan Wynia, Studio Creative Director at Tripwire Interactive. “We’re extremely excited for fans to finally experience the world we’ve been building.”

Watch the Gamescom 2023 Killing Floor 3 Reveal Trailer and Witness the Return of the Fleshpound

“It’s hard to believe that Killing Floor is almost 15 years old now,” said Alan Wilson, Co-Founder and CEO at Tripwire Interactive. “We’ve provided free support to the player base all that time, through two incarnations, so now we’re beyond excited to start showing you what mayhem the next iteration of the franchise will bring you!”

The Battle Begins with Nightfall in Killing Floor 3
Killing Floor 3
is the next installment in the legendary co-op action/horror FPS series. The year is 2091, 70 years after the events in Killing Floor 2, and megacorp Horzine has produced the ultimate army: an obedient horde of bio-engineered monstrosities called Zeds. Now, the only thing standing between these infernal creations and the future of humanity is the rebel rogue group known as Nightfall. This intense first-person shooter puts players in the role of a Nightfall specialist, joining forces with up to five teammates as they battle through a war-ravaged, dystopian future, surviving unrelenting waves of Zeds, unlocking new skills, and building the ultimate arsenal.

To stay up to date on the latest Killing Floor 3 news and updates, visit the official website, and follow the game on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Threads. For more information about Tripwire Interactive please visit their official website and follow them on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and YouTube.

About Tripwire Interactive
Formed in 2005 as a humble independent developer founded by gamers who found success in the video game modding community, Tripwire Interactive has developed and self-published multiple critically acclaimed titles in the wildly popular Killing Floor and Rising Storm franchises, which have collectively sold over 30 million units to date. The studio’s last internal project, Maneater, broke new ground in the popular action RPG genre and tasked players with taking on the role of a deadly shark with the uncanny ability to evolve as it feeds.  Since its release in 2020 Maneater has sold over 14 million units worldwide across all platforms.

Since then, Tripwire Interactive has expanded its business with the publishing division, Tripwire Presents, turning its experience and resources to include publishing titles spanning multiple platforms and genres from other talented independent studios. Tripwire Presents aims to help like-minded independent studios bring their titles to market, including Chivalry 2 developed by Torn Banner Studios, Espire 1: VR Operative and Espire 2 developed by Digital Lode, DECEIVE INC. developed by Sweet Bandits Studios and Road Redemption developed by EQ Games and Pixel Dash Studios. Tripwire Presents continues to grow their portfolio, and are always on the lookout for the next great team and game. Inquiries and pitches can be directed to, or submitted through their publishing application form. Tripwire Interactive is a standalone entity under Saber Interactive, an Embracer Group company.


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