Valve document sparks fresh Left 4 Dead 3 speculation

Powerpoint document shows L4D2's plantation level remade in Source 2.0.

Fresh speculation for Left 4 Dead 3 has surfaced online, this time by way of a leaked document on NeoGAF that reports to show slides of a Left 4 Dead 2 level rebuilt in Source Engine 2.0.

The map in question, the Plantation finale for the Swamp Fever campaign, shows a more detailed recreation of the map's ritzy architecture, as well as boosts to lighting, shadows, and foliage.

It's important to note that this prototype level, if real, could simply be a tech demonstration for the Source 2.0 engine, rather than evidence of a new Left 4 Dead title that will see updated campaigns from previous games.

Slides for the presentation boast that Source 2.0 will feature "redesigned tools & workflow," and a "powerful GUI front end for content authoring". The new engine "can be easily extended with custom and pre-game assets," features a "browser for quickly finding, managing, editing assets" and is also said to allow for "simple, automatic compiling of content."

Valve head honcho Gabe Newell said back in 2012 that the developer was working on its new Source 2.0 engine, and that Valve was just waiting for the right game to launch it with.

References to both Left 4 Dead 3 and Source 2.0 were spotted by fans last year during a tour round Valve's offices.

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ninboxstation
ninboxstation

L4D2 on with next gen grafix? no, grafix are not that important for L4D Franshise, if it runs smoothly 

=> we want L4D3!!! 

Just LOVED playing L4D and L4D2 that on expert with 3 other Players.. ,it was a multiplayer masterpiece (on expert), ..but now we need a new L4D!!

(and please make it a multiport game, like Portal 2...).. 

after experimenting with L4D3 and it's grafix engine usage, the next step would be the singleplayer game masterpiece  (but much bigger than L4D3) => HL3

funkyzoom
funkyzoom

Valve won't get a single penny from me until they announce Half-life 3. I don't really care about any of their other games. Anyway, I'm quite certain that the Half-Life franchise is dead. We just need to keep celebrating the previous Half-Life games, and consider it an unfinished epic. Can't really blame Valve. They're minting money through Steam and will probably continue to do so with their Steam Machines. So there isn't really a need for them to make another Half-Life game (except fans' plight, which of course they don't give a damn about).

UKFX
UKFX

Okay so basically, it'll be Called L4D3ToPlay, have drops, skins, etc, the servers will suck and oh wait... another sequel and yet another lack of original ideas. Way to go Apple... I mean Valve...

I remember when Valve were awesome. Now they own the PC market, they're just a bunch of dicks.

Enjoy that joke of a game by the way, I'll be raping Killing Floor until KF2 comes out.

:)

Koes Hargianto
Koes Hargianto

who the hell colored their pipboy BLUE in new vegas?

June-GS
June-GS

EDITORS: The Facebook share button ain't working properly.

TheWatcher000
TheWatcher000

It concerns me that Valve has been reduced to a company that never releases any games, and now basically we have been reduced to looking through the trash and tea leaves on the Internet for clues of something that might somehow prove that maybe a game is in the consideration for development.


It's really getting old, Gabe.


Does your company actually produce anything anymore?


What do you guys do there all day?

dipdish
dipdish

And, I want Left 4 Dead 3 on PS4. If that never happens, I can still be happy with Evolve. 

lateralus1
lateralus1

Source 2.0 is quite OVERDUE. This article states "that Source 2.0 will feature "redesigned tools & workflow," and a "powerful GUI front end for content authoring". The new engine "can be easily extended with custom and pre-game assets," features a "browser for quickly finding, managing, editing assets" and is also said to allow for "simple, automatic compiling of content." 


I sure hope Source 2.0 has better tools and better workflow. I think this is EXTREMELY important as it is 2014 and Source and Hammer is so incredibly outdated and anti-workflow friendly in this day in age. I'm sure you've all heard of the saying "work smarter, not harder".

To all of you that have used Hammer to make mods or levels will know what I'm talking about. Building better tools saves so much development time. Epic has said they built Unreal Engine 4 to have much better tools like this, to save lots of time and ease, but since Unreal Engine 4 is newer it is not available to use for free like UDK is. (You have to pay a full license fee to use Unreal Engine 4) Are there any devs here that have used Unreal Engine 4? If so can you comment on the GUI, workflow, better tools please? Thanks.

Tommy Mcdaniel Jr
Tommy Mcdaniel Jr

i hope 3 is like 1 , i hated 2 cuz of the charachters i dont play it that often cuz there are some annoying little gamers on there now

Cameron Lale
Cameron Lale

'Need' is a pretty specific word to use. 'Want' would be more fitting. And yes.

Cameron Lale
Cameron Lale

Half Life 3 has 3 in it. Half Life 3 confirmed

Cameron Lale
Cameron Lale

Id pick it up because Aus L4D2 got censored. and theoretically, L4D3 shouldn't be. So we can play L4D2 in HD and GOREY :D

Nick Jenkins
Nick Jenkins

L4D3 has a 3 in it. Half Life 3 confirmed.

James Smith
James Smith

Too right! And timesplitters 2! Takes me back to split screening at my friends playing the infected mode

John Dettman Jr.
John Dettman Jr.

Good for those that like the series I'm looking forward to evolve though by these guys.

James Smith
James Smith

It's about time if you ask me. Always fun to play with friends. On another random note, i wish a new timesplitters would be made :l

Tyler Fogel
Tyler Fogel

Was wondering how many days it was gonna take for you guys to cover this.................................

Justin Strunk
Justin Strunk

Powerpoint document = .PPT file = PPT = 3 Letters. Half Life 3 confirmed.

hadlee73
hadlee73

Not saying that L4D3 isn't coming eventually, but the assumptions made in this article aren't unlike seeing a fuzzy hat laying on the sidewalk and jumping to the conclusion that the Russians are about to invade.

Kyle Simcox
Kyle Simcox

Man if its not Half-Life 3 its L4D3.

Barighm
Barighm

@funkyzoom It's dead. Valve recently said they will never do Half-Life 3 because it's not a good entry into the far more profitable multiplayer model they currently prefer.

lateralus1
lateralus1

@Barighm @funkyzoom Source please? Show me proof that Valve OFFICIALLY said this. Show me where Valve said, "we will never do Half-Life 3 (or episode 3)".

TheWatcher000
TheWatcher000

@mischiefmeerkat  

Calm Down, little one.  No one is saying they haven't done great things, and do not have the potential for even greater things.  I own every Valve game, so your assumptions about me are incorrect.

And no one is saying HL3 or you suck.  I love it how people like you like to read into posts, insert thoughts and word into people's mouths and heads, and then claim it as what they think.

A lot of us are sick and tired of the trolling they do regarding their games.  And it is a legitimate complaint.


Run along, now.

TheWatcher000
TheWatcher000

@fpser_ex @TheWatcher000@mischiefmeerkat 

The condescending douchebag of course, would be you.  

The contradiction?  A fantasy in your feeble mind.

A child?  Also a fantasy in your still feeble mind.

The amount of fucks I give about your irrelevant opinion?  Zero.

When you can fuck off?  Immediately.  :)

There's a good lamb.