After the success of Left 4 Dead, Valve was quick to introduce a sequel and after the 2008 hit of the first game, Valve announced the game sequel the next year that anger the fans of the original game and making players think that Valve would stop supporting the first title. Fans even started a campaign asking that “Left 4 Dead 2 not be released as a stand-alone, full-priced sequel but as either a free update to L4D or an expansion with full features with basic Left 4 Dead owners.”, and the campaign got more than 25,000 signatures.
But Valve may have taken that too serious since it’ been almost 9 years since we’ve seen a Left 4 Dead game, and 5 years since Valve created a significant video game. But there are certain leaks, rumors, and teases that could mean that finally, Valve learned how to count to 3.
Left 4 Dead 3 Release Date
So, when should we expect L4D3? Now, call us a bit premature, but the game is yet to be announced at all, so the release is still some way away. Though there have been no official words from Valve, developer of the series of games, there have been a few hints over the past few months that suggest L4D3 is in the works, and that we should expect some kind of notice at some point in the near future. Also, the company recently announced that it had not one, not two but three full VR (virtual reality) titles in development and the internet now suggests that Left 4 Dead could be one of those games.
In terms of platforms, we can only speculate based on prior releases. Left 4 Dead 2 that was released in 2009 and was originally only made available for PC and Xbox 360 but was later available for Mac OS X and Linux. We imagine that it’ll be a similar situation with Left for Dead 3, with support for the PS4 and Xbox One. We are not sure the new game will be ported to Mac OS X due to the low-end gaming performance of most Macs.
Left 4 Dead 3 Trailer
As we all know, there is not any L4D3 trailer since it has not even announced. We had a bit of hope for the E3 2019 this year, but we were let down. We know that Valve does an excellent job keeping their development cycles a secret, so do not cease all of your hope.
Left 4 Dead 3 Gameplay
Left 4 Dead is that kind of game that is not easily tweaked and improve. There are no boring grinds for perks and no need to figure out overly complicated strategies to overcome the enemies. The game Left 4 Dead is quite straightforward and easy to move into whenever one feels like it.
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The only route to go would to simply add new content, as they did with previous title (Left 4 Dead 2) more characters, maps, weapons, achievements, objects to collect and different kinds of special infected. Other than that, there is no way that the game would be enhanced without taking away for its original appeals.
Left 4 Dead 3 Rumors
In 2016, a title called Left 4 Dead 3 was started in a tutorial for the Destinations Workshop tools as a reference to a new Left 4 Dead game. Fans started exploring and speculating and it got famous quickly but just like that, the title was removed that raise the suspicion levels. The only need look at franchises including Call of Duty or Assassin’s Creed to understand why they stick to this approach.
Left for Dead News
There’s been very little news about new Left for Dead 3 game to keep us going in the long years since the previous zombie multiplayer smasher. That called, we did get a Left 4 Dead 3 clown in 2016, whether it was original or not. A reference to a new Left 4 Dead game appeared in a file in the tutorial for the Destinations Workshop tools called Left 4 Dead 3 and the leak was quickly removed once people started to notice that only got us even more excited.
Left 4 Dead 3 – Wish List
There are lots of exciting stuff that Left 4 Dead 3 players to want to see including:
- VR Support: Valve has already shown its interest in virtual reality with HTC Vive, so what better way to flaunt this new medium with a juggernaut franchise like Left 4 Dead? The act of posting the undead has already shown in virtual reality with the likes of Virtually Dead and Arizona Sunshine, and L4D3 could take this to the next level.
- Better Replay: The replay value in the game has always been impressive and thanks to the unpredictable artificial intelligence director that change where and when you might encounter the infected. Unfortunately, the selection of maps made this feature feel underwhelming that make each encounter a matter of endurance as opposed to tension. The new Left for Dead 3 could solve this subject in a number of ways, whether it be through a greater variety of maps or more diverse enemies.
- Character Customization: The cast of characters in previous titles have proven to be massive and sometimes hilarious. By combining unique characters with excessive personalities Left 4 Dead crafted its own distinct identity.
- Enhanced Combat: The addition of new weapons in Left 4 Dead 2 was fantastic that show just how much you could achieve with a suite of weapons and such refined gameplay mechanics. Despite this, combat felt as if it needed impact that directly growing repetitive as you sliced through yet another bombardment of enemies.
Valve knows the value of excitement, and how crazy the internet becomes whenever it gets the whiff of a Half-Life 3 rumor. If the game was in the works, I think it’s likely that Valve would use Left 4 Dead ARG in order to help build excitement that embed clues into websites, patch notes, the Steam marketplace, and lots of other platforms. I reckon this is the beginning, and we will soon see more teasers or, it could all be a wind-up by the successful troll.