Left 4 Dead 3 in development and "looks great," Counter-Strike co-creator says

Minh Le goes on to say that he's seen Half-Life 3 concept art and that it's public knowledge that Valve is working on that game.

Piling on to previous leaks, Counter-Strike co-creator Minh Le said in a new interview that Left 4 Dead 3 is in development and it is coming along well. Speaking with goRGNtv, Le--who no longer works at Valve--said, "It wouldn't be any news if I said yes, I saw it. It looks great."

"So I was really excited when I saw that. I was like 'Wow, this looks great.' I really enjoyed Left 4 Dead," he added. "It was just one of those games that really changed the industry because I think at the time there weren't many good co-op games, so it was like, 'Yeah, this is a great co-op game.'"

2008's original Left 4 Dead was developed by Turtle Rock Studios, which has since split from Valve and is working on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC game Evolve. Left 4 Dead 2 was released just a year later in 2009. Though rumors have abounded about a third installment in the series, Valve has not said anything official on the matter, and the company was not immediately available to comment today.

Also in the interview, Le teases that another much-anticipated Valve game--Half-Life 3--is indeed in development and he's seen concept art for it.

"There's like a laser sight on my head right now. I don't know if I can talk about that, to be honest. I think it's kind of public knowledge that people know that it is being worked on," Le said about Half-Life 3. "So if I were to say I've seen some images, like some concept art of it, that wouldn't be big news. But I guess I could say that I did see something that looked like kind of like in the Half-Life universe. It wouldn't surprise anyone if I said 'Yeah, they're working on it.' So I mean, to go out on a limb, I would say yeah, I did see some concept art for Half-Life 3. Somebody's knocking on my door right now [laughs]. It seems like old news. I think everyone kind of knows that it's being worked on."

Le's latest project is free-to-play shooter Tactical Intervention, available now on Steam. He didn't like the idea of making a free-to-play game, but the business model choice was not his to make, he said in a recent interview. For more on Le's impact on the gaming world, be sure to read GameSpot's interview with the designer, as part of our new feature, "Dust to Dust: The History of Counter-Strike."

Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and you can follow him on Twitter @EddieMakuch
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hallen22
hallen22

I always check Amazon.com to see if games are really going to happen, like Just Cause 3 or Dead Island 2 but I don't see no Left 4 Dead 3!!!

deivis_sc
deivis_sc

Is this means they learned to count to 3 after all those years? Is that means we can expect... Nooo... Half-Life 3 is just a myth...

cjtopspin
cjtopspin

So...honest question...and sorry if it is stupid but...why wouldn't Valve announce if it is working on a game or not?  Is there some kind of taboo or competitive issue I am not seeing here?  Something like "yeah...we are developing HL3 or L4D3 right now" or "No.  We are focusing on the untapped linear military FPS shooter genre right now"...  Why is that not allowed?

SterlingFox
SterlingFox

What? But that... that's not possible. Valve can't count past 2.

g1rldraco7
g1rldraco7

I feel this is going to end up like Last Guardian

Pupchu
Pupchu

Left for Dead 2 - Episode 1

hastati4
hastati4

Nope. Nope. Nope.

Won't believe any of this until I see it myself.

Reuwsaat
Reuwsaat

Trailer or it didn't happen

andres_ak47
andres_ak47

I'll deep fry u an entire god dam cow.

flashn00b
flashn00b

If people want Half-Life 3, they would avoid this game like the plague.


VOTE WITH YOUR WALLETS, PEOPLE.

vadagar1
vadagar1

now dont F***K this up valve 


no pressure but if you fail HL3 you will be utterly unmade and destroyed and all your dreams crushed and you will all get divorced/dumped by your loved ones and you will lose your homes and cool cars and you will die drunk and alone in the dark on the street, penniless


so.. like i said


no pressure :D

sortajan
sortajan

since when has he been in a position to know these things?

grenadehh
grenadehh

Considering Minh Le does not work for nor did he ever work for Valve, his word means absolutely nothing. He worked with them for about 5 seconds when they first purchased the rights to Counter-Strike, over 14 years ago. Obviously not privy to any information.

xdude85
xdude85

Since it's Valve, having the knowledge that these games actually exist is good enough news for me.

dark_rage864
dark_rage864

Left 4 Dead 3 will announced Microsoft Conference coming out this fall 2014 on Xbox One, PS4 and PC

Portal 3 will be announced this E3 2014, scheduled for 2015

Half Life 3 will be announced next year, scheduled to finally release in 2016

Team Fortress 3 will be announced sometime in next two years, scheduled 2016

Source - Leaked Documents.

vadagar1
vadagar1

NEWS FLASH

the next HL will be called

half life 2   +   1 

:O

vadagar1
vadagar1

L4D 3


plz remove melee weapons BS

Hurvl
Hurvl

It's public knowledge that Valve is working on Half-Life 3? Yeah and people keep seeing Bigfoot and UFO's, but until I see some proper evidence I'm not ready to believe in either of them.

liquidbutter
liquidbutter

Holy shіt, Valve CAN count to 3? What is new world we live in? I don't recognize it. There's fire and bimstone coming down from the sky, rivers and seas boiling, earthquakes, volcanoes, the dead rising from the grave, human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together, MASS HYSTERIA!

robertcain
robertcain

I don't know what to make of Half Life 3's apparent concept art; we also saw some come out a few years back. Could it just be that or is the game truly being made? Guess we'll have to wait to E3 to find out as that's pretty much as good a time as any to announce the title.

wexorian
wexorian

Bulls valve can't count to 3!!!

ank000
ank000

At this point after so many rumors, even if president Obama says Half-life 3 is coming I won't believe it.

justinka777
justinka777

lies! valve doesn't do trilogies, they just start counting from one again.

HIT3kNology
HIT3kNology

Left For Dead 3 will be a re-skinned Left For Dead 2, with slightly better graphics, and the same old dumbass AI that climb over lamp posts to get to you. 

lilflipp
lilflipp

Half Life 3 confirmed.


link: www.halflife3inurdreams.com

m4a5
m4a5

Lets hope they add a system so that replaying levels actually gives you something (xp? items?). Otherwise I'm not sure how they could improve on L4D2 other than more weapons, maps, and maybe a few more zombie types...

Sylonious
Sylonious

The downside of Steam being successful. Now games are no longer the top priority for Valve.

slicedbread117
slicedbread117

Wait...is Valve really counting to three or is this a dream? Probably a dream.

hallen22
hallen22

If they are making 3rd games now I would want a Portal 3!!! ps: I know how Portal 2 ended.

hahaaomghedidit
hahaaomghedidit

@cjtopspin the rockstar way, they get all the games u want and dont say anything to get them hyped up and barely say much or show anything

mattress805
mattress805

It will definitely be on the ps4 since the ps4 is the lead console for the majority of publishers/developers this year.

CriticalCritic
CriticalCritic

@XxXDarkness0XxX Valve games always play better on PC and aren't very hardware intensive. Get it there and you'll probably get free DLC, too.

sortajan
sortajan

@vadagar1 it's almost as if that joke hasn't been done to death over the past six to eight years

yelrix
yelrix

@vadagar1 Uh no melee weapons are the best part of the game! MELEE is the star for that game.

grenadehh
grenadehh

@vadagar1 Uh no. Melee weapons are the entire point of the game. Primary weapons are used for special infected - that's why they're there. You're supposed to kill everything else with infinite ammo pistol or with melee weapons.

cwells1986
cwells1986

Yea left 4 dead is fun for like one level the gameplay gets boring so fast and people are dogging watch dogs and call of duty for there graphics but left 4 deads graphics have always sucked bad idk why people want it so bad I would rather have half life 3 or portal 3

Link3301
Link3301

Valve has a new game almost every year.

vadagar1
vadagar1

@grenadehh @vadagar1 no ur not suppose to kill 20 million zombies with your never breaking tool of god 


and I tried to swing a stick a few times, surprisingly I got tired :O


I'm sorry but when you kill 20 zombies with a single sword slash thats just BULLSHIt

grenadehh
grenadehh

@Link3301 Valve hasn't made a game since 2011. Before that it was 2008, then 2009, and before 2008 it was 2004. Before that it was 1998. Unless you want to count their bastardizations of CS and DoD.

Imasargent
Imasargent

@grenadehh Dota 2 came out less than a year ago, before that was CS:GO in 2012, then Portal 2 in 2011, then Alien Swarm in 2010, then L4D2 in 2009, and L4D1 in 2008, and the list goes on, but Valve has been releasing at least one game every year since 2003.