Valve has confirmed IGN that Left 4 Dead 3 is not happening any time soon. After years of rumors and misinterpretations Valve has decided to put an end to speculation.
Valve told IGN that “briefly explored some Left 4 Dead next gen opportunities a few years ago”. But confirms that idea has been scrapped and is not in the plan’s of the developer.
McVicker explains in a recent video that, what he was misunderstood, and explains that his tweet made reference to “a prototype that was in development in 2017”
“They were also apparently misconstrued as fact by the China president for HTC VR, Alvin Wang Graylin. On Friday, Graylin tweeted slides from a presentation he was giving on VR trends in 2020. One of those slides included the line “Valve HL Alyx / LFD3 will drive consumer and AAA studio interest,” leading some to believe that Graylin had inside information on a new Left 4 Dead, given Valve and HTC’s previous relationship.”
Players will still have something very similar to Left 4 Dead coming from the same developer, Turtle Rock Studios. Back 4 Blood is described as a cooperative shooter against zombies. Sound just like the spiritual successor of Left 4 Dead.
On Turtle Rock Studios’ official website they say it’s “going back to [its] roots and at the same time innovating on them.”
“Back 4 Blood is our own brand new, original IP,” the studio said. “You’ll be able to shoot up a lot of zombies like in Left 4 Dead, but there’s a whole lot of new stuff in Back 4 Blood which makes it unique.”