Game Developer Turtle Rock Possibly Working on ‘Left 4 Dead 3’ Following Launch of ‘Evolve’ in February

The third installment of the first-person shooter, survival horror video game “Left 4 Dead 3” may be in the works currently following the official release of the first-person shooter video game “Evolve” to the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One on February 10.

Just like “Evolve,” “Left 4 Dead 3” has Turtle Rock Studios and Valve Corporation for its game developers.

As early as December last year, IGN reported that Turtle Rock would likely focus on the development of “Left 4 Dead 3” after it is through with “Evolve,” which was still the developers’ main focus then. Of course, Turtle Rock also meant that it would continue collaborating with Valve for the project.

After February 10, Turtle Rock Studios and Valve sure have plenty of time already to work on the much-awaited and long-overdue third installment of the “Left 4 Dead” video game franchise.

Long-time coming

“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.

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.

Willing to jump on the opportunity

The possibility of “Left 4 Dead 3” heightened all the more in December last year when a game developer at Turtle Rock revealed that he is not ruling out the possibility of himself working on the video game if Valve wants it that way. Valve holds the IP to the game so they’re pretty much in charge for its direction.

It was actually Turtle Rock Studios co-founder Chris Ashton who made the remark during an interview where he was asked about the status of the game.

As early as 2013, a visitor to Valve’s headquarters in Washington has seen a “Left 4 Dead 3” reference in an internal company changelog.

Valve did not make any statement when it came out of the media and the internet then. Ashton said that a lot of people in his team at Turtle Rock Studios, including himself, would jump at the opportunity to work on “Left 4 Dead” again because it was a game that they sort of invented in the first place.

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He also shared that “Left 4 Dead 3” will be pretty much like “Evolve” when it comes out on the next gen gaming consoles since that has been their signature gaming style.


  1. Great news! I just can’t wait for third installment, while I’m still playing Left 4 Dead 2. Valve won’t disappoint me :)

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