I mean it goes without saying that Valve can’t count to three, so any rumors concerning Half-Life 3, Team Fortress 3 or any other Valve game making the big leap to the number after two shouldn’t be taken seriously. Well, the same concept applies to Left 4 Dead 3, insofar that Valve has come forth to deny any rumors regarding a third installation in the first-person horror-survival series.
I bet you’ve likely come across rumors suggesting that Left 4 Dead 3 is in the works, no? If not, for months, people around the net have been spreading the word that Valve would do something with the Left 4 Dead series rather than make money off of Steam.
Sadly, none of that is true, because Valve is more interested in churning out stuff that nobody wants like Artifact or Half-Life: Alyx.
And to confirm that Valve can’t count to three, website IGN (archive.org) has a piece up with a Valve PR person debunking the rumor that had some gamers hopes up high in the depressing state we call current year.
Here’s what the PR person had told the publication site in regards to the rumor suggesting that Valve would make Left 4 Dead 3:
“We’ve seen rumors to this effect for the last couple of months. We did briefly explore some Left 4 Dead next gen opportunities a few years ago. But we are absolutely not working on anything L4D related now, and haven’t for years.
It’s clear some people are having fun creating misinformation to spin up the community and other outlets. Unfortunately, for now a new L4D game is not something we’re working on.”
What further bolstered the rumor that Valve was working on Left 4 Dead 3 came in part of HTC’s representative in that the Chinese company published a recent talk on VR that included a mention of “L4D3.”
In other words, Gaben and crew are looking to make as much money off of Steam so that Valve can produce products like Artifact at random instead of trying to count to three.