As fans and gamers of the multiplayer zombie shooter game “Left 4 Dead 3” and the first-person shooter video game “Half Life 3” have been kept in the dark regarding updates on the games’ respective development by game developer Valve Corporation, one former employee of the company has decided to come out in public and shared what he knew.
Consistent with previous reports over the past few weeks, the ex-Valve employee confirmed that the game developer is indeed working on the two video games. He also validated the recent report that came out saying that Valve will be releasing “Left 4 Dead 3” ahead of “Half Life 3.”
While there are no official release dates yet for both “Left 4 Dead 3” and “Half Life 3,” words have it that “Half Life 3” could be possibly hit gaming shelves either late in 2017 or early 2018, which means that “Left 4 Dead 3” could come out either in early 2017 or late in 2016, cites Segment Next.
The same former employee of Valve also revealed that “Half Life 3” is not in active development at the moment because the company wants to focus and release “Left 4 Dead 3” first.
The source also revealed “Left 4 Dead 3” will be a prequel-sequel of “Left 4 Dead 2” and it shall actually take place one month after the infection has begun to spread. Accordingly, the game shall also have four new survivors and six campaigns.
The four new survivors include Irvin, a black gangster guy, Katherine, a stereotypical 24-year-old Caucasian woman, Keenan, a black guy who is a comic book nerd, and Garrett Jr., a buffed-up guy who is a famous Kenpo fighter in the “Left 4 Dead” franchise.
“Left 4 Dead 3” shall also have six campaigns, namely: Crash-land, Impasse, Inquisitor Land, Early Destination, Cliff-Hanger and No Mercy.
The ex-employee of Valve also disclosed that the game is also going to get a backpack system that shall allow each character to carry a specific item only.
Multiplayer game focus
Game developer Valve Corporation has been making an excellent living and profits by releasing multiplayer games and also banking on its internet-based gaming platform called Steam.
With the massive success of “Dota 2” and “Counterstrike” and other games on its Steam platform, it is almost sure that “Left 4 Dead 3” will definitely be released, details the Latinos Post.
Previous reports indicate that Valve Corporation has been having second thoughts about the development of its multiplayer zombie shooter game “Left 4 Dead 3” as well as its first-person shooter video game “Half Life 3.”
The reason is obvious. Valve Corporation and its owner Gabe Newell have made and continue to make a lot of money for its multiplayer video games as well as games on Steam platform so rather than risk on a game which is not sure to bring in the money, they would rather stick to what they have at the moment.
However, it can be noted that “Left 4 Dead 3” just like “Dota 2” and “Counterstrike” and other games in the Steam platform are all multiplayer games. It is where the money in gaming these days, next to mobile gaming that is.
So the potential for the development of “Left 4 Dead 3” is actually higher than “Half Life 3” because the latter is only a single player game.
Gabe Newell now has an estimated net worth of $1 billion and he is arguably the richest man in the video game industry.
He was able to achieve all those money with all the revenues of Valve’s Steam platform and of course its popular multiplayer games, particularly “Dota 2” which just had its international tournament recently participated by many gamers from around the world.