Left 4 Dead has done some amazing things. It’s brought fans to emotional breaking points, created bonds between players from around the country, and it’s sold tons of copies both on console and PC. There’s no questioning the game’s success, and Valve’s happy about that.
In fact, Valve’s own Chet Faliszek spoke to Eurogamer about the game’s overall success and he was asked about the future of the series. If you’ve been a fan of Valve for a while then you’re no stranger to the flak the company gets about not being able to count to 3. Fans started this saying due to the fact that Valve has yet to release a third title for any of their great franchises. We’ve been sitting with Team Fortress 2, Half-Life 2, and Left 4 Dead 2 for quite some time now. Isn’t it time for something new?
Faliszek made sure to note that, while the future is unclear, Left 4 Dead 3 is a possibility. “You know, some time down the road,” he said in the interview. “Like anything I would say that to all of our games. So that’s not a promise of when or where. I really love working on that series. It’s one of my favorite series. I love zombies and I love horror. So, yeah.”
Faliszek announced that Left 4 Dead has now sold over 12 million copies worldwide. It’s an extremely popular game and players are still flocking to both it and its sequel. So what will Valve do? Should we expect something brand new in the future? Or will we be waiting another decade for a third title?