L4D2 boycott “didn’t change our plans at all,” says Valve

Friday, 3rd July 2009 13:13 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Despite nearly 40,000 people signing a petition against the apparently overly early announcement of Left 4 Dead, Valve told CVG in London yesterday that it didn’t make a jot of difference.

“It really didn’t change our plans at all,” said Valve marketing boss Doug Lombardi.

“As I mentioned we had plans to keep releasing stuff [for L4D1]. We put the Survival Pack out for free which I thought was pretty cool on 360 as well as PC – it’s sort of uncommon to be able to get new stuff out that way.”

That’s where petitions get you, kids. There’s more through there.

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  1. Hunam

    That’ll teach their loyal fans, way to show ‘em!

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Blerk

    Since when did a petition for anything ever work? :-D

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Hunam

    True I guess, maybe they’d have got a better result by a sustained DDOS attack against valve/steam, but the movies always say that taking action is wrong and peaceful protest is good. THE FOOLS!

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Blerk

    I imagine they know what we all know – that everyone who signed the petition will end up buying the game anyway. They’re fans, after all.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Gekidami

    The threat was BS anyway… “Boycott”? They should have threatened to just pirate the game…

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Hunam

    I guess. I signed it and I don’t intend to get no.2, but that’s more because I’ve only played the first for about 3 hours.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Hunam

    Also: Dead Rising > Left 4 Dead

    #7 5 years ago
  8. DarkElfa

    Right, in your dreams Hunam, you really are in your own little world.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. endgame

    lol @ Hunam!

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Hunam

    Dead Rising had its fair share of problems sure, but it’s fun and silly and fun. I just thought L4D was so diluted in comparison.

    #10 5 years ago