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  The Left 4 Dead 1, 2 & 3 Clubhouse! 
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SuPeR Xp Sep 04, 2012, 05:08pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Sep 04, 2012, 05:17pm EDT

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Left 4 Dead 3 in the works and may come sooner than we think...
More than two years has already passed since the inception of Left 4 Dead 2, and here we are, still trying to figure out when will Valve unleash a sequel for its highly contagious title; that brought marvels on the horror-survival gaming community way back from L4D1 on 2008.

Nostalgia set aside, [COLOR="DarkRed"]it’s clear there’s only a limited set of clues that suggest Valve is planning to reveal Left 4 Dead 3. Nevertheless, that didn’t prevent publishing supervisors from X360 Mag UK (Issue 84) to unleash their wishlist for the FPS title.[/COLOR]

Under its foresight section, the magazine expects Valve will try to add more spice on L4D3 by directing its storyline on a “narrative” direction similar with Half Life 2, using the elements of the past two L4D titles to create a “deeper story arc” tackling about the consequences for each survivor. For its weapons and skills, it’s hoped that there’ll be a set of new arsenals including rocket launcher, flamethrower, etc. in which your skills will be based on the type of character you’re playing. To give our own example, that would be Team Fortress style in which your character has specialty on a particular weapon; although it wouldn’t hurt if Valve will add another twist like matching a gun based on the personality of your character, so if you’ll constantly use it, you’ll gain perks and other bonuses.

The last two eye-candies mentioned are about an expanded AI director having the ability to change levels, manipulate map elements and change the components between sets to make your playthrough more distinct. And of course, new characters, which is kind of obvious since the past two L4D titles always brought another batch of fresh faces inside the pack.

More or less the wishlist above is similar with the ones we’ve heard adding more emphasis and depth with each of L4D3’s characters along their environment. Interestingly, there’s a discussion from Steam suggesting E3 is the hypothetical event if Valve will hint something nice for the horror-survival franchise.


Pre-release sales estimates for Left 4 Dead 2 were positive. As of July 2009, Left 4 Dead 2 ranked fifth in purchase intent out of all upcoming games, with 6 out of 10 polled stating that they would buy the game.[122] According to Lombardi, pre-orders for the sequel within the month following the announcement were double those for Left 4 Dead at the same time relative to release date.[123] In a press release on October 5, 2009 Valve announced that, based on the strength of pre-orders, they expect Left 4 Dead 2 to be the fastest selling product in the company's history, with the game's pre-release sales averaging 300% greater than Left 4 Dead.[45] In an interview in November 2009, Chet Faliszek claimed the number of pre-sales of Left 4 Dead 2 were four times that of the original game.[124]
On December 1, 2009, Valve reported that more than two million retailed copies of Left 4 Dead 2 were sold in two weeks, which represents "more than double" the sales of the original game's two week debut.[125] According to the NPD Group, the Xbox 360 version was the fifth best-selling retail title for consoles in November 2009, with over 744,000 copies sold.[126]
In February 2010, Electronic Arts, Left 4 Dead 2 retail distributor, revealed that the game had sold 2.9 million on retail so far[127] while Forbes wrote that more than 4 million copies were sold at stores in 2009.[128]
On May 10, 2011, Doug Lombardi mentioned that each of the Left 4 Dead games has sold 3 million copies on the Xbox 360.[129] On August 11, 2011, in a phone interview with Giant Bomb, Chet Faliszek said that series has sold over 11 million units in total.[130]

The results above are from 2011. It's almost the end of 2012, Valve must have sold loads more copies. Seeing how much better part2 did over part 1, I cannot see Valve not making. 3rd installment.

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Meats_Of_Evil Sep 04, 2012, 08:15pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: The Left 4 Dead 1, 2 & 3 Clubhouse!
I would prefer if they would bring out Half-life episode 3 already. Hell I'm hoping that they're finishing their new game engine and that's why HLep3 is taking so long.

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SuPeR Xp Sep 04, 2012, 11:13pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: The Left 4 Dead 1, 2 & 3 Clubhouse!
HL3 would be great too, but L4D series has a high replay value. A L4D3 would make Valve richer than they think.

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