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    When it comes to Valve, there's always been a trouble with three's. For the longest time, rumors and speculation have swirled, raising hopes in regards to a third entry in one of Valve's popular franchises, Left 4 Dead. Prospects of a new Left 4 Dead 3 have been making their way around the internet for years, from the game's voice actors talking about possibly recording lines for their characters, to most recently, the president of HTC China mentioning the possibility of a new L4D3 for VR, during a Vive business meeting. Those rumors can now be put to rest, though, as Valve has seemingly decided to put a stop to the endless wondering about when we'd get a new Left 4 Dead game. In an interview exclusive to IGN, Valve made an official statement stating the following.

    So, according to the company, an unspecified amount of time ago, Valve was indeed looking into creating a new game--possibly around 2012, if the supposedly "leaked concept art designs" are to be believed--but the idea was shelved, and hasn't been revisited in years. Perhaps we'll see Left 4 Dead return someday, but it won't be any time soon. At least Valve fans will have Half Life: Alyx to look forward to.

    :arrow: Source: IGN
     
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  3. H1B1Esquire

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    Probably just a game like it...Gone With the Unl1ving™

    oof at the "for now" part.
     
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  4. relauby

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    For those interested, the developer behind the original Left 4 Dead (but not Left 4 Dead 2), Turtle Rock Studios, is working on a spiritual successor called Back 4 Blood. It’s being published by Warner Bros. instead of Valve but hopefully it’ll turn out good. Worth keeping an eye on at least.
     
  5. DANTENDO

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    Re half life 3 I kno when it wil be coming we wil see valve look like valv3:D
     
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    Who cares? There's an immense ammount of games in the same genre.
     
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    They're working on two more VR games, we know that. Guessing at what they're gonna be is not easy, since they could be spin-offs, sequels, or entirely new IPs.
     
  8. Chary

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    I'd be more inclined to care, if I didn't laugh every time I heard the name Turtle Rock after Evolve happened.
     
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    "We’ve seen rumors 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."
     
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    If I remember right, people's biggest problem with Evolve was the obnoxious pre-order bonuses, special editions, DLC, microtransactions and all that. Even if the core game was average at best, I don't think it would have been such a laughingstock if it wasn't for the business model. In fact, I kind of remember people saying Evolve: Stage 2 was a lot better, similar to (but not as dramatic as) the turnaround people have been doing on No Man's Sky after their recent updates. I'm hoping most of the game's initial issues can be put down to publisher interference, and maybe WB will treat them better than 2K did (not that WB has a great reputation as a publisher either). I wouldn't say my hopes are high for this game, but I'm cautiously optimistic given that Turtle Rock managed to put together a pretty solid game when their publisher wasn't a total shithead.
     
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    I really wish they would just let someone else work on their games. It's obvious they have next to no desire to make games anymore, yet they keep sitting on these titles and letting them rot. It's upsetting knowing that these games could be seeing more in their series if Value wasn't sitting on them.
     
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    And basically none of them are worth playing. Nothing even comes close to Left 4 Dead 2 as far as 4-player co-op shooters are concerned.
     
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    Sad to hear but the good news is that they are working on 2 other vr games which could be Half Life 3 and something else. In my opinion they wouldn't revive half-life series with Alyx and not make Half-life 3 as the conclusion .
     
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  14. Portal 3 ;_;
     
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    Killing Floor 2 is pretty amazing. Has 6 players (or more with custom servers) great co-op action, and has tons of custom maps and mods (lotsa good ones and it's via workshop support)
     
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    I found Killing Floor to be intensely boring, to be honest. Maybe I wasn't in the right mood, but it felt... slapped together.
     
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    The first one was meh, but the second was has a lot more polish graphically and mechanic wise (and is like $7 on sale/key sites)
     
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    In the valley of gods
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    Ya know, I usually shrug off these kinda things as them blatantly lying
    but seeing it's Valve, and how they don't know the number 3 exists...


    I believe them
     
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    It sounds to me that they should get to work on a new left 4 dead rather then waste time trying to deny its existence or you know breathing cause anything else is a sin. (Insert sarcasm where appropriate)
     
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    I honestly thought the series' name was fitting, considering its fate; if Valve were to work on a new one, that'd shatter that perception.
     
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