Developer and publisher Tripwire Interactive is celebrating the 15th anniversary for their flagship franchise Killing Floor, first released as a stand-alone game on May 14, 2009 for Windows PC. Originally conceived of by a team of modders, the Killing Floor franchise has horrified and entertained more than 30+ million players world-wide, delivering over a decade and a half of guns, gore, and co-op mayhem to gamers on PC and consoles and will continue that tradition with Killing Floor 3, the highly anticipated next installment announced in 2023. To commemorate the occasion Tripwire Interactive is peeling back the curtain and letting the insides show with the release of the first in a series of Killing Floor 3 Developer Diary videos. The first video drills into the bloody history and legacy of the franchise, and how the studio is returning to its horror roots with the upcoming sequel.

Watch the first Killing Floor 3 Developer Diary

After more than eight years of industry-leading live game support, including more than 25 free content updates for Killing Floor 2, Tripwire has announced the end of active support for the title with no future content planned as the studio focuses development efforts and resources on the upcoming Killing Floor 3. The end of active support doesn’t mean the end of Killing Floor 2, as Tripwire will keep the game’s backend servers and online features active and maintained so players can continue to hone their zed-killing skills, and share their exploits and achievements with their fellow community members for years to come.
As part of the 15 year franchise anniversary celebrations, Killing Floor 2 is currently free-to-play from May 16-20 on Steam PC, the PlayStation®4 system (playable on PlayStation®5), and the Xbox One family of devices (playable on Xbox Series X|S), and is on sale on all storefronts including the Epic Games Store. Fans can check the official Killing Floor social channels for specifics on these special anniversary, limited time discounts which are the deepest in Killing Floor 2 history – including 95% off the base game! All progress made and rewards earned during this free weekend are carried over to full accounts following purchase, including Perk levels and weapon unlocks.

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.
Developed and published by Tripwire Interactive, Killing Floor 3 is currently in development for PC (via Steam and Epic Games Store), the PlayStation®5 system, and the Xbox Series X|S console system, and is now available for wishlisting on all storefronts. Additional product information will be released at a later date.
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