Left 4 Dead 3 listing spotted during Valve office tour

Members of the Dota 2 subreddit stumble upon a Valve project tracker referencing Left 4 Dead 3 and Source 2.

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Left 4 Dead 3 and Source 2 have both been spotted on Valve's internal project tracker, after members of the Dota 2 subreddit were given a tour of the company's Seattle offices.

The picture taken primarily shows updates to Dota 2, but nestled between are references to the Source 2 engine and a L4D3, and Reddit member Cyborgmatt uploaded a zoomed-in graphic to show the applicable entry up close.

The current Source engine made its public debut in 2004 with the launch of Half-Life 2 and Counter-Strike: Source, and has subsequently gone on to power Portal, Team Fortress 2, Left 4 Dead, and Dota 2.

Valve confirmed in November 2012 that it had been working on a new game engine for "quite a while" but suggested it was waiting on the right game before showing it off.

Left 4 Dead 3 was also reportedly spotted on a Valve project tracker in June.

Left 4 Dead 2 was originally released for PC and Xbox 360 in 2009, and has since been ported to Mac and Linux.

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202 comments
Agent_Vincent87
Agent_Vincent87

I'll believe it when I hear about a L4D3 release date...

julzeverne
julzeverne

Dude, if we get a third L4D before we get even one more HL...

mav_destroyer
mav_destroyer

I think they're working on another Orange box-ish pack with L4D3, HL3 and possibly a new iteration of Team Fortress or Counter Strike.

Sardinar
Sardinar

Well, I don't think Valve has anything announced at this moment. Might as well be.

radcrab123
radcrab123

JUST RELEASE FREAKING HALF LIFE 3

BelaidKL
BelaidKL

Will this be an Xbox One exclusive?? Time will tell (This is in regards to consoles)

Michael83917
Michael83917

See! They can count to 3 when they want. 

They just hate you apparently.

jayjay444
jayjay444

As much as i love L4D i'm disappointed, well that's my Half-life 3 hopes up in flames. 

AuronAXE
AuronAXE

Valve could indefinitely claim to be working on everything and as long as the Steam store kept on selling like marble cakes they could do nothing and reap in the benefits.

I hope that's not what's going on and that this isn't just some elaborate ruse haha

Takeno456
Takeno456

That is great news! I was wondering if a new Left 4 Dead was in the works.

hadlee73
hadlee73

If he did that in Greece he'd be locked up by now :P

gamingfrendly
gamingfrendly

valve are trolling and are now sitting with gabe reading the comments of there forums on there huge plasma screen and laughing there heads off.

neprisistates
neprisistates

omg!!! omg! l4d3 drop d and 4, and add h infront and what do you get??! hl3, half life 3 confirmed!!!

DarthJoe77
DarthJoe77

i would so love a l4d3 :) but please bring back l4d1 survivors

VenkmanPHD
VenkmanPHD

....Well the news about Source 2 is really cool.

I couldn't care less about Left 4 Dead 3.

I refuse to play games that are just as polished as a fresh turd.

(AKA the first 2 left4dead games)

youngzen69
youngzen69

In the same vain as Duke Nukem Forever and Alien Colonial Marines, Half- Life 3 will be out when its ready.

Adam Miller
Adam Miller

Or they are working on HL3 and are not leaking anything bout it.

hyksiu
hyksiu

I am so excited!

Catz_03
Catz_03

Well at least valve is consistent. Everyone things the next game is the next half life while it's really gonna be the next l4d. Also it's a 3 so baby steps.

SlawekAB
SlawekAB

I bet what it is Half-Life 3 running on Source 2 disguised as L4D3

Kjranu
Kjranu

They can count to three?!?! The end of the world is near! 

Steven Simmons
Steven Simmons

We already know about Source 2. Gabe confirmed that Ricochet 2 would be the first game released on the engine. I also seriously doubt that we will get L4D3 before HL3, but I could be wrong.

CBN16
CBN16

I'm just as excited for Source 2 as I am for L4D3.

Personally, when it comes to Portal, I can't see how there could be a third one, but this brings hope to HL3.

G4m3r0uTL4wZ
G4m3r0uTL4wZ

@julzeverne HL is shit, L4d rocks. Half-life will be another first-person generic interactive movie streamlined crap a-la bioshit infinite while L4D is actually a game that challenges the player.

liftplus5
liftplus5

@BelaidKL no valve planed to put the orange box and other valve games on ps3 but couldn't due to the hardware. Now since the ps4 and x1 hard ware are more like pc valve will put it on both. they only chose the 360 instead of both because of development cost of the ps3

Daian
Daian

@VenkmanPHD Right, because they totally weren't huge successes. That was sarcasm.

VenkmanPHD
VenkmanPHD

@Daian @VenkmanPHD I didn't say they weren't succsesful.

I said they weren't POLISHED.

Those games look THROWN together.


Just because something sells well doesn't mean it went through post-development so it didn't look like shit.

I just have standards.

Cloud_imperium
Cloud_imperium

@VenkmanPHD @SlawekAB It DOES make sense because Valve have done this lot of times in the past . Valve are best at trolling , they have used fake name of video games in the past to keep their projects secret .

akdiuuuryttt
akdiuuuryttt

@JayQproductions this is the most retarded thing ive ever read. call of duty takes more skill then quake or even past halo games? what takes skill about ur movement being slowed down and ur screen gets more focuses through a sight.. nothing

JayQproductions
JayQproductions

@Daian @akdiuuuryttt @JayQproductions Yes, I know there are tons of games that don't let you aim down the sights of a weapon but in this day and age it is not acceptable, there is no reason to not be able to do it. It's also VERY unrealistic and most of the games that don't let you aim down sites where made 10+ years ago when aiming down your sights was almost impossible to do in games and take FAR less skill than those that allow it. The only people that prefer when games don't let you aim down the sights either have terrible aim or are lazy and want the easy way to play a game.

Daian
Daian

@akdiuuuryttt @JayQproductions lol, I think you need to play other games other than military shooters and Halo, there have been plenty of shooters where you can't aim down sight including arguably the best ever Half Life series. 

Stop letting your own incompetence in playing FPS without using iron sights let you write senseless things on the internet. 

akdiuuuryttt
akdiuuuryttt

@JayQproductions @VenkmanPHD @Daian dude have you played any other valve games? almost all of them have no iron sights in them. I prefer games without the sights but I don't complain when bf4 and call of duty has them

Daian
Daian

@VenkmanPHD you're nitpicking, the game would have never been this big of a deal if it was truly that unpolished.

JayQproductions
JayQproductions

@VenkmanPHD @Daian I kinda agree, L4D has always seemed like a quick cash in. You feel like your floating instead of walking and I absolutely HATE FPS games where you can't aim down the sights of your gun and the only reason I can think of to not be able to aim down sights is they didn't wanna spend the extra time coding and animating it.