For Want of Being Independent Again, Turtle Rock Leaves Development of ‘Left 4 Dead 3’ to Valve

Six years after the second installment of the first-person shooter survival horror game was released in the PC and the Xbox 360, “Left 4 Dead 3” has yet to be confirmed for possible release although there have been hints since three years ago that the game is already in development.

The first two video games of the series were collaboration between developers Valve Corporation and Turtle Rock Studios and there were even reports that the latter would be able to focus on the continued development of “Left 4 Dead 3” once it was through with “Evolve.”

“Evolve” was officially released on February 10 to the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4 and many in the gaming industry believe that Turtle Rock would be able to focus on “Left 4 Dead 3” and work with Valve since it has plenty of time already.

Pretty much done with the game

It turns out that Turtle Rock Studios will not be involved with “Left 4 Dead 3” anymore and has left everything to Valve.

Turtle Rock co-founder Phil Robb confirmed in a February interview that they are pretty much done with the “Left 4 Dead” video game series, notes Cinema Blend.

He said that Turtle Rock has gone into its own direction already and the game is pretty much in the hands of Valve now. He added that the only way he and Turtle Rock can go back to the game is as a fan and not a developer.

Robb disclosed that co-developing and working on a project when both teams are working 800 miles apart is a nightmare. There was a lot of tripping over each other and no one was really happy how it worked out. So they finally decided to get independent again.

“Left 4 Dead” was released on the PC and Xbox 360 in October 2008. A little over a year later, “Left 4 Dead 2” was released on the same gaming platforms in November 2009.

Over five years since the last installment of the successful video game was released, gamers are still waiting for the next iteration of “Left 4 Dead,” which up until this time has yet to be announced by game publishers Valve and Electronic Arts.

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But based on speculations that began as early as 2011, it seems likely that “Left 4 Dead 3” is a possibility. Neither Valve nor Turtle Rock however would like to announce whether the game is confirmed or not until this time. The only notion that gamers are believing that there will be a “Left 4 Dead 3” is the fact that the first-person shooter video game has yet to make it to the next generation gaming consoles the way it deserves.

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