Valve is definitely not working on 'Left 4 Dead 3'

Joanna Estrada
January 18, 2020

According to HTC China president, Alvin Wang Graylin, Left 4 Dead 3 is now under development for VR devices, and will come out in 2020.

"We've seen rumors to this effect for the last couple of months".

A recent slide shared by Chinese HTC president Alvin Wang Graylin.

As Left 4 Dead fans desperately wait for any news regarding the potential release of a third game in the series, new information has surfaced that could further point to it being released in virtual reality.

There was an initial jolt of excitement-surely a highly-placed executive at HTC would have an inside track on this kind of thing, right?-but it was all very thin and out-of-nowhere, and people quickly began to theorize that Graylin's source was actually the highly-speculative Valve News Network site, a theory bolstered by this tweet from December 2019.

Although it didn't address specific rumours, Valve did admit to IGN that it had "briefly [explored] some Left 4 Dead next-gen opportunities a few years ago".

In a statement to IGN, Valve has denied any development on a new Left 4 Dead title, such as Left 4 Dead 3, calling the rumors on such a project "misinformation". That speculation heated up this morning when HTC Vive's president in China gave a presentation at an awards show, where he stated "Half-Life: Alyx and Left 4 Dead 3 will drive consumer and triple-A studio interest [in VR]". That said, it's worth taking the leak with a fair bit of salt. As VNN's video explains, this concept art was purportedly drawn by Valve monster man Ted Backman in 2012, around the time that VNN claims Left 4 Dead 3 development really started moving. And look at it this way: you're probably doing pretty well if you have to "make do" with a new Half-Life game.

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