Valve: Left 4 Dead sequel is a “special case”

Monday, 8th June 2009 08:24 GMT By Mike


In an interview with GamingShogun at E3, Valve’s Doug Lombardi has said the now controversial Left 4 Dead sequel was a “special case” as the team had so many good ideas.

“It’s a special case of the team came off the project with a head full of ideas for what to do next,” said Doug.

“They got a lot more feedback when the game went out and basically they sat down, did a whiteboard exercise and put a plan together for the sequel.

“The pitched the game to a bunch of us [Valve] and it seemed like a great idea.”

So that’s that.

Watch the full interview after the break.



  1. John Caboose

    “We made this really bare-bone shooter and after release the team had so many good ideas for DLC so we figured we’d just make a new game instead.”

    It just seems a bit too un-Valve-ish to me.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Morrius

    Yeah, if it’s so easy to make new content due to everything being procedural, why not bang out some more content for the existing platform as well? I’d happily pay a £5 a pop for individual new scenarios for L4D1 AND still buy L4D2. At least not playing the gimped 360 version means I can run mods etc.

    #2 6 years ago

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