• Hey, guest user. Hope you're enjoying NeoGAF! Have you considered registering for an account? Come join us and add your take to the daily discourse.
  • Hey Guest. Check out the NeoGAF 2.2 Update Thread for details on our new Giphy integration and other new features.

RUMOR: Left 4 Dead 3 in 2017, priority for Valve, characters info

Status
Not open for further replies.

The Lamp

Member
Nov 6, 2010
17,178
2
0
If they really are doing a 3rd L4D, which previously leaks do suggest, how in God's name is not releasing for yet another year, at the earliest?

Also, Irvin, a gangster? Is this 1993? Outside of Rockstar, I don't think many devs would want to dabble in that stereotype in 2016.

I mean, they did a stereotypical southern hick for L4D2 with Ellis.
 
Jun 13, 2005
8,299
2
1,185
51
Left for Dead 2-2

 

Tenebrous

Member
Nov 24, 2014
9,285
0
0
Not only are they better, but they also have the narrative to support a sequel moreso than L4D. Especially Half-Life for reasons...

True, but the most important thing is that L4D is the franchise most suited to be run as a service like CS & Dota 2.

Oh well, good for those who want L4D3. I'll enjoy seeing Valve on a stage somewhere, at least.
 

Hylian7

Member
Mar 25, 2009
24,336
0
1,000
Well, that rumor certainly is detailed. I guess whenever they officially reveal it, we'll know whether this is bullshit or not.

Remember we do technically know that both HL3 and L4D3 are being worked on, just no idea how much, and it's likely very little has been done with HL3, if anything. There was those pictures of the bug tracking software Valve uses that showed them, and if I remember correctly, weren't there either concept art or map renders in Source 2 for L4D2?
 

rrs

Member
Nov 18, 2012
6,459
0
0
Not Chicago, IL
Well, that rumor certainly is detailed. I guess whenever they officially reveal it, we'll know whether this is bullshit or not.

Remember we do technically know that both HL3 and L4D3 are being worked on, just no idea how much, and it's likely very little has been done with HL3, if anything. There was those pictures of the bug tracking software Valve uses that showed them, and if I remember correctly, weren't there either concept art or map renders in Source 2 for L4D2?

yeah, got the bug tests and some source 2 renders of one of the plantation maps with updated graphics from L4D2
 
In general I'm hesitant to trust rumors that don't contain something that's both 1.) at least somewhat unexpected and 2.) totally believable in context.

It's rare for a high end developer to make a game without trying to add at least one or two exciting new features.

That said I easily believe Left 4 Dead 3 is a thing for other reasons, but the details here don't strike me as something that really carry a lot of weight.
 

Lingitiz

Member
Sep 19, 2010
9,349
0
0
abrasiontest.wordpress.com
I don't doubt the existence of Left 4 Dead 3 but I can't imagine they would just make another sequel to it. Obviously they need it to be a long lasting service and the last two games weren't really that. I wonder what they could do to change it up and make people play it as much as a TF2, CSGO, or DOTA 2.
 

peter42O

Member
Aug 9, 2014
4,019
1,876
580
Pretty sure that this "3" isn't the 3 that Valve fans are hoping / wishing / praying for.
 

ymgve

Member
Sep 5, 2005
1,156
1
1,260
....they picked the one that sells the best on consoles. Hardly surprising.

The most surprising thing to me is that it's not targeted for 2016. That's not to say I'm taking everything in the OP as gospel.

Maybe they meant Fiscal Year 2017 which starts somewhere around mid-2016.
 

kimifan141

Member
Mar 10, 2015
249
0
0
good god left 4 dead 2 is 7 years old , feels only like last week people were boycotting it for coming out too early .

Not much a fan of the series ....waiting for opposing force 2 , portal 3....or maybe hl3
 

salromano

Member
Jan 8, 2011
4,339
0
0
NYC
gematsu.com
SegmentNext's article is based off Express', and Express cites "reports" that claim this information, but does not provide a source for the reports. The Express story also links to another Express story when talking about the six campaigns. That same story also cites "reports" that don't exist.

Calling bullshit.
 
Dec 12, 2013
10,025
0
0
Canada
SegmentNext's article is based off Express', and Express cites "reports" that claim this information, but does not provide a source for the reports. The Express story also links to another Express story when talking about the six campaigns. That same story also cites "reports" that don't exist.

Calling bullshit.

That's some layered bullshit.
 

BTA

Member
Jan 30, 2014
4,253
0
315
I'd be up for L4D3, but if it's actually 3 men and 1 woman, that's disappointing.
 

EscapeArtist

Banned
Dec 18, 2014
686
146
290
Midwest
I'd be totally down with this, Left 4 Dead 2 is still super fun and it still floats around the top 20 games in Steam stats all the time.
 

Dragonfly

Neo Member
Apr 5, 2015
8
0
0
Why... just... Oy vey.

Is Valve not capable of finishing the Half-Life story?

I can understand L4D3 being easy to sell, but it just pains me to hear this.
 

Big Dog

Member
Nov 12, 2013
789
0
0
Too specific of a rumor for me. Having individual campaign names for 5 locations that won't be out until 2017 seems too early. I welcome the possibility of a sequel, but I don't take much truth in it.

iirc He leaked a slideshow that had shots of L4D3 running on Source 2. I still don't think it was real.

edit: Found it http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=758999

I believe those images were real. But that is not L4D3. It even says it's L4D2 on that image. Similar to the news that Bethesda ported Skyrim to Xbox One to gain practice on the engine, I would believe that Valve ported L4D2 to their new Source Engine for some practice with the system. Doesn't mean we will ever see it as consumers though.
 

GavinGT

Banned
Jan 26, 2007
21,687
0
0
Valve realized that they should do something with all those game developers they have hanging around.
 

Surfinn

Member
Nov 12, 2015
11,362
0
300
What a nightmare of a day for Valve news. Will someone at least wake me up and assure me Laidlaw is still there?
 

RE_Player

Member
Apr 1, 2013
6,183
0
0
Even though I would play it most on PC I hope they bring it to PS4 so some of my friends can enjoy L4D.
 

KingBroly

Banned
Mar 18, 2015
23,759
1
0
Given Valve's "focus" the last few years, I'm inclined to believe this.

But I don't believe they'll call it Left 4 Dead 3 since I'm convinced Valve doesn't know 3 exists. They'll probably just call it Left 4 Dead and it'll be some F2P thing like TF2 and Dota where people can easily create/share campaigns on top of previous Campaigns they'll provide.
 

Big Dog

Member
Nov 12, 2013
789
0
0
TF2 got hats. CS got weapon skins. What does L4D3 get?

A level building system like Portal's could be fairly cool. I know there are lots of custom campaigns, but a streamlined application for doing so would open up a lot for people to mess around and be more creative I would think. This would also be plausible because a similar system has been implemented into Dota 2 with the Source 2 update (and even a bit before). Valve provides plenty of custom characters and textures inside a level building program.
 

IvanJ

Banned
Aug 21, 2014
2,147
0
0
Rumor or not, I am looking forward to it.
Left 4 Dead was easily and by far my favorite X360 exclusive.

No matter when, how or for which price it is released, I'm getting it day one.
 

Oeufcoque

Banned
Sep 27, 2013
77
0
0
Ramstein AFB
I believe those images were real. But that is not L4D3. It even says it's L4D2 on that image. Similar to the news that Bethesda ported Skyrim to Xbox One to gain practice on the engine, I would believe that Valve ported L4D2 to their new Source Engine for some practice with the system. Doesn't mean we will ever see it as consumers though.
Yeah I realized that after looking at the page and seeing that it was L4D2 and not L4D3.
 
Jul 8, 2009
1,246
0
0
So who else is feeling like Marc Laidlaw (remember his HL fanfic on twitter) really, REALLY wanted to do HL3 but couldn't get any traction, then when L4D3 became the obvious next release he bounced?

Gaht Damn it Valve, PLEASE just finish the HL story. I don't care if its in comic book form at this freakin' point I just want closure! :(
 

213372bu

Banned
Dec 11, 2013
6,326
0
350
They have been seen as actively updating 1/2 "L4D 3" sections in the client they use for project sharing/database/internal chat since maybe around 2010/2011 Winter.

I wouldn't be surprised if they are just now releasing it now that they finally have the Source 2 they always wanted to work on.
 

EscapeArtist

Banned
Dec 18, 2014
686
146
290
Midwest
So who else is feeling like Marc Laidlaw (remember his HL fanfic on twitter) really, REALLY wanted to do HL3 but couldn't get any traction, then when L4D3 became the obvious next release he bounced?

Gaht Damn it Valve, PLEASE just finish the HL story. I don't care if its in comic book for at this freakin' point I just want closure! :(

I keep hearing different things about this, did Laidlaw leave with the intention of going somewhere else or is he retiring from the games industry in general?

Completely off topic, but Left 4 Dead 1/2 weren't exactly "scary" games but there were definitely parts that were pretty damned terrifying (like the sugar cane field in Hard Rain). Just imagine areas like that in VR. Could be neat.
 
Sep 11, 2014
242
0
0
Jesus, L4D2 was seven years ago.



They will need something new to showcase Source 2 with (a Dota 2 reskin is not enough) so I imagine it will be this if the rumour pans out. Valve had a strong presence at GDC last year to promote the controller and Vulkan so perhaps we will see this there.
 
Status
Not open for further replies.