Left 4 Dead 3: For a long time, it looked as if the first-person shooter zombie-apocalypse gaming series from Valve had been put a permanent stop to after releasing its second instalment. After all, Left 4 Dead 2 was released exactly a year after the launch of Left 4 Dead, right down to its date. But since then, it has nearly been seven years and Valve has not made a sound about Left 4 Dead 3, leaving many to conclude that the series was done. But a few significant leaks that surfaced earlier this year suggest that Left 4 Dead 3 in indeed a possibility, and that Valve has been dropping hints here and there covertly.
Left 4 Dead 3 Rumours
Back in June, Valve employee Tristan Reidford had uploaded a few screenshots for a tutorial, which mistakenly had a recently used folder titled Left 4 Dead 3. Needless to say, speculations were fired up after spotting the anomaly, and Valve tried discreetly to remove the particular screenshot and replace it with another without the folder, but fans were hard to fool.
Besides this, extensive research on behalf of fans also revealed that Left 4 Dead 2 beta had been receiving a whole bunch of updates pretty frequently, despite the fact that the game was released way back in 2009. This led to further speculations that the developers may indeed be discreetly testing out new gameplay material for Left 4 Dead 3 under the guise of its predecessor.
Additionally, reports have been doping the rounds for a while now that point at the possibility of the game landing sometime in 2017. While that is not certain, we think it is quite safe to assume that Left 4 Dead 3 is currently in production. But will the developers stick to their earlier practice by launching Left 4 Dead 3 on November 17? Only one way to find out.
Left 4 Dead 3 to support VR
Some of Valve’s most prominent employees have gone on record to state that the company was working big on VR. Alan Yates, a hardware engineer at Valve, the company currently has an ever increasing team focusing on VR research which at the time accounted for almost a third of the company’s strength. This along with the fact that VR is basically the next big thing in horror gaming obviously led to speculations that Left 4 Dead 3 would come with VR support. Indeed, the multiplayer of Left 4 dead 3 would look really good in VR.
Left 4 Dead 3: What to Expect
Left 4 Dead 3, like its predecessors, will follow the tropes of most zombie thriller films and games. It will be set during a time of an unknown epidemic that turns humans into zombie-like creatures who try to mindlessly kill the others. But other than this basic premise, we expect Left 4 Dead 3 to implement a whole lot of new elements in terms of characters and gameplay. The AI system of the game may see some significant improvements, and the enemy may be more responsive and tougher to evade than the earlier titles. We would also love to see the inclusion of an expansive open world, allowing for better exploration.
Left 4 Dead 3 Release Date
Considering all the previous rumours, Left 4 Dead 3 may very well be released in the November of 2017. It is not quite certain which platforms it will be released for, but we will take a guess and say that the Windows 10 PC and Xbox One are possibilities.