Valve has always taken the publisher/co-developer role on every game...
- Counter Strike - Was a MOD and Valve hired the team that made them
- Dota - Was a Mod and Valve hired the team that made them
- Portal - Was made by students and valve saw there game and hired them
- Left 4 Dead - Valve published but the game was developed by Turtlerock
Valve... unless they are co-developing or have hired a new studio to make Left 4 Dead 3 won't be developing it at all.
This makes me wonder why Valve gets all the praise... Essentially what they are doing is just buying good ideas cheap or hiring people who are actually talented.
Even Counter Strike GO is was developed by Hidden Path.
Okay. And? Kim Swift left Valve, and yet that didn't stop them in making Portal 2.
My friend, I didn't even read this post and we made the same point. This makes us blood brothers, forever.