The Next Left 4 Dead Game: What You Need to Know About Left 4 Dead 3

Introduced back in 2008, the original Left 4 Dead was a cooperative first-person shooter video game using Valve’s source engine and pitting teams of survivors against endless hordes of blood-thirsty zombies. As you can imagine, coming out just as zombie fervor was hitting its peak, this formula proved mightily successful for Left 4 Dead, spawning a sequel that varied up the gameplay a bit, added new weapons and enemies, and made a few tweaks to overall polish that had that title’s fans screaming for more as well. While not the next Half-Life game by any stretch, there’s a sizable audience for Left 4 Dead 3 and we’re here to tell you what we know about Valve’s next installment in this series.

As far as official word from Valve itself the company has not said anything about a game being in development nor did they reveal anything at the latest Electronic Entertainment Expo, better known as E3. A reveal here would have been one way, among many, that the company could have shown this title off to the world but it didn’t happen. That doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist, it’s just that Valve are quite consumed with many projects right now, chief among them being their Steam platform.

One thing that a lot of fans point to is Valve’s lack of announcement regarding the Half-Life franchise. Seeing as how this would probably take precedence over a title like Left 4 Dead 3, many people expect that would appear before the next title in the Left 4 Dead series, if only in the form of an announcement. If it uses the Source engine, it could come out any day now, but if it makes use of something newer then the date is truly up in the air.

Another aspect gamers love about the Left 4 Dead series is its amazing forward momentum. It never lets the action get dull and it keeps you moving from place to place, an element many think it borrows from the Half-Life series of games.

Insofar as anything is concrete the one thing that is abundant with regard to Left 4 Dead 3 is speculation. Many gamers think that a title set in an open world or a battle royale format could help reinvigorate the series for a new audience. While offering little in the way of narrative before, some gamers think a more narrative-driven experience could help broaden the fan base as well. Whatever direction the next title takes you can be certain that it will just as masterfully executed as the Left 4 Dead titles of the past. With Valve at the helm, it is a rare day indeed that things go wrong and we expect the same will be the case with Left 4 Dead 3.

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