Left 4 Dead 3 definitely isn't in development, or so says Valve

Written by Arnhawl on Tue, Jan 21, 2020 12:32 PM
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It comes with a heavy heart that we have to report this: No, Valve is not working on Left 4 Dead 3, despite what you may think. Or at least, that’s the official line Valve's telling us.

In a statement to IGN, Valve attempted to dispel any confusion surrounding the announcement of Left 4 Dead 3, or lack thereof. It all began when HTC China president Alvin Wang Graylin hosted a talk about the future of VR and said Left 4 Dead 3 was set to “drive consumer and AAA studio interest” in VR.

“We’ve seen rumours to this effect for the last couple of months… “We did briefly explore some Left 4 Dead next gen opportunities a few years ago. But we are absolutely not working on anything L4D related now, and haven’t for years. 

“It’s clear some people are having fun creating misinformation to spin up the community and other outlets. Unfortunately, for now a new L4D game is not something we’re working on.” 

Following the announcement of Half-Life: Alyx, a VR first-person shooter based on the beloved Half-Life universe, the internet once again became a flurry of leaks, rumours and supposed announcements for Left 4 Dead 3, or a similar VR game based in the Left 4 Dead universe 

It all began when HTC China president Alvin Wang Graylin hosted a talk about the future of VR and said Left 4 Dead 3 was set to “drive consumer and AAA studio interest” in VR.

One such rumour came courtesy of the (usually reliable) Valve News Network, who reported that Left 4 Dead 3 was as good as confirmed and would be an upcoming announcement for the company. 

It may have been their previous explorations into next gen zombie shooters that got people excited and confused, but Valve has now categorically stated there is no upcoming Left 4 Dead game. History tells us not to blindly believe every word that comes out a publisher’s mouth, though. If such a thing as L4D3 were to exist, you can be sure Valve wouldn’t confirm as much until it's good and ready to.

With Half Life: Alyx set to be released on PC in March of this year, we’re still excited to see what new things are to come from Valve.

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23:03 Jan-21-2020

Of course not, unless Alyx fails to move enough VR hardware for Valve, they definitely won't bother with L4D3 or any other franchise. And for those who want to point out how Alyx is for all VR platforms, Valve Index constantly being sold out and orders spiking right after Alyx announcement are totally coincidence, must be gazillion of people tripping over some wire and hitting buy by mistake.. :-D

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23:05 Jan-21-2020

Otherwise if Gabe is not happy with sales afterwards, I am pretty sure Valve will drag any franchise necessary to VR to sell more hardware. Because Valve is making it, of course people will be mass buying Valves VR stuff. And apparently that is Valves latest thing. Till it gets thrown away, like rest of us who played older HL games and don't want VR.

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20:24 Jan-21-2020

What's the "problem" with valve believing that nr 3 is bad? I mean, look at so many other companies that don't know how to count or skip numbers because of superstition. OnePlus didn't bring out a OP4, they just went from the 3T to 5 (and tbh, 5 was a big failure, like the OP2). So just give us portal 4 and l4d4 maybe someday haha. Would love that.

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14:42 Jan-21-2020

meh why would I care about a sequel to one of the worst zombie games out there... Killing Floor had Lfd1 and 2 beat and chances are LfD3 wouldn't even touch KF2... of course it's a valve game so it's gonna sell a lot, cuz people care not what game they are buying they care who they are buying from... -_-

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15:32 Jan-21-2020

Or some people just liked the L4D games, who knows?

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15:37 Jan-21-2020

of course they did, every product has its lovers, but still, compared to tons of other games, L4D is a wooden, imitating, worse version of those. Case and point killing floor.

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16:28 Jan-21-2020

but which other game is out there where you can fight zombie horde in coop, and dont say dying light or dead island as thos are not same at all

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16:42 Jan-21-2020

I have said many times KILLING FLOOR(1 and 2). Which L4D ripped-off quite a bit and quite poorly at that.
CoD's zombies are better too... like I can't believe i have to put CoD zombies is a good spot, but they are, mechanically and design wise they are.
Even dead-rising has more to offer, not by much, but still.
Seven days to die.
Contagion
No more room in hell is almost as bad, but it's an alternative.
RE5 and RE6 too.
And for a more open world experience Day Z.

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20:10 Jan-21-2020

re5 and 6 are nothing like l4d or killing floor also killing floor makes zombies much stronger while l4d makes them quit easy as they should be so that only theyr number can kill you.
you forgot zombie army 1,2,3 but thos are again are kind of different

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13:11 Jan-21-2020

well arent people who made left 4 dead 1 and 2 now making back 4 blood?

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20:03 Jan-21-2020

I remember it but havent heard about it for a while.

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04:28 Jan-22-2020

turtle rock made l4d but didnt have anything to do with l4d2. havent head anything about b4b in a while.

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