It’s no great surprise to hear that Valve is working on a sequel to the very popular Left 4 Dead 2 but it looks like this has now been confirmed by a leaked picture of what appears to be the internal Valve source control change log.
So do you see the exciting bit? Well here it is blown up for you
Yeah it’s a terrible picture but you can quite clearly see it says
“[Source2] Restored L4D3’s devtest unit test. Ran locally 6 times without an asset. There may be”
Okay yeah I’m lying that isn’t clear at all but it definitely says L4D3 and the gist of it is a developer stating
“Hey it works on my machine”
So nice to see that gaming developers aren’t so different from us corporate wage slaves. We can also see that the code was worked on in June… or is that April of 2013? More importantly, it pints towards it being done in a new Source 2 engine – which will obviously spark off Half-Life 3 rumours. At this point, I don’t think Half-Life 3 could ever live up to the hype that surrounds it; Half-Life could end up being the new Duke Nukem Forever.
So are you excited about another Left 4 Dead title? I know I am but that’s mainly because I missed the action around the last one while I was travelling. It’s always been a hole in my life.
Last Updated: August 6, 2013
Martin du preez
August 6, 2013 at 10:39