Tag Archives: turtle rock studios
Thu, Oct 20, 2011 | 14:25 BST
Left 4 Dead developer Turtle Rock has said it’s seeking developers with CryENGINE experience for its unannounced THQ FPS, with one advertised job having a hard requirement as having shipped “at least one PC/PS3/Xbox 360 cross-platform title.”
Wed, Mar 17, 2010 | 16:27 GMT
Looks like Turtle Rock Studios is back in business and working on new projects.
Tue, Nov 11, 2008 | 17:10 GMT
Sat, Nov 08, 2008 | 06:42 GMT
This Shacknews story carries detail on how to get a bit more from the now-released Left 4 Dead demo, including playing split-screen on one PC and taking on the roles of the zombies themselves.
It’s just down to a few console commands and a little jiggerypokery, apparently. Hit the link to see.
Wed, Nov 05, 2008 | 19:47 GMT
RockPaperShotgun’s posted the second part of the write up from its trip to Valve, this time focusing on Left 4 Dead’s Versus mode.
Hit this for the chaps’ view on the zombie shooter’s general co-op.
There’s more words there than you could ever need. The game’s demo’s out this week for those that pre-ordered, with the full release happening next week.
Fri, Oct 10, 2008 | 09:47 BST
“People had really strong reactions to Left 4 Dead when we started showing it,” said company boss Gabe Newell.
“Our pre-orders are running 60 percent ahead of Orange Box. This in combination with the fact that it is a new IP made us think that an extensive marketing program made a lot of sense.”
“Extensive” means a $10 million ad package.
Valve told the site that promotions will mix humor and horror and will air November 9 through 28 on ABC, ESPN, Fox, MTV, Comedy Central, USA, Spike TV and other networks.
More through the link.
Tue, Oct 07, 2008 | 18:27 BST
Valve’s put out some new Left 4 Dead screens, and it’d be safe to safe this is shooting nicely up our most wanted pole. Them updead need a good beating. Out in November for PC and 360.
There’s a new hands-on on Gamespot, if you’re interested.
Mon, Oct 06, 2008 | 23:11 BST
Valve’s Doug Lombardi has said those hoping for a PS3 version of Left 4 Dead this year can go on wishing: it’s not happening.
“There’s zero chance of it happening this year,” he told CVG. “It’s something that’s being talked about right now as the game is gaining popularity and looking like it’s going to be a hit.”
“Hit” is about right. Pre-orders are well up, with or without a PS3 version.
Game’s out in November. More through the link.
Wed, Oct 01, 2008 | 20:18 BST
Speaking to VGChartz, Valve’s Doug Lombardi has said that Left 4 Dead pre-orders are trouncing those taken by The Orange Box.
“Pre-orders for Left 4 Dead are currently exceeding Orange Box pre-orders by well over 40 percent, this driven largely by the 10 percent off promotion being offered now for both versions,” he said.
“And one could assume this trend over Orange will continue as the pre-launch demo hits and the largest consumer advertising campaign for any Valve game begins on buses, buildings, billboards, TV, magazines, and web sites in the next couple weeks.”
More through there. The multiplay shooter’s out for 360 and PC in November.
Tue, Sep 09, 2008 | 10:47 BST
PC Games just dropped word that its in Seattle with Valve, and has been playing Left 4 Dead. These exclusive shots are the result. The four-way zombie shooter’s out in November.
Sat, Aug 23, 2008 | 10:14 BST
According to this CVG story, Valve’s Doug Lombardi said at Games Convention this week that there’s still a “50-50″ chance of a PS3 version of Left 4 Dead coming out. Don’t expect to see it any time soon, whatever happens.
“There’s zero chance of it happening this year,” he said. “It’s something that’s being talked about right now as the game is gaining popularity and looking like it’s going to be a hit.”
More through the link.
Sat, Aug 02, 2008 | 19:58 BST
According to this Destructoid piece, the Official PlayStation Mag (presumably in the US) is reporting that Left 4 Dead is coming to the PS3, with Electronic Arts developing.
Valve had previously said that it had no plans to release a PS3 version of the multiplayer zombie shooter, and would only work on the game for PC and 360.
If true, the news is likely to raise the eyebrows of many, especially after EA looked after a less than stellar PS3 port of Valve’s Orange towards the end of last year.
We’ve just asked Valve for comment.
Tue, Jul 15, 2008 | 07:33 BST
More from the EA E3 press conference last night, this time in the form of new Left 4 Dead shots. The Valve zombie shooter is now confirmed for a November 4 release. On GamersHell.
Wed, Jun 25, 2008 | 09:26 BST
On Pro-Gamer. Don’t forget the new movies of the team-play shooter that popped up yesterday, if you missed them.
The Valve zombie-off’s releasing for PC in November.
Tue, Jun 24, 2008 | 09:52 BST
Update: Another five of these have just been release. See them on N4G.
A new gameplay video for zombie shooter Left 4 Dead’s surfaced, containing footage of a team of humans gunning down zombies in a subway station. See it after the link.
The team-based Valve title’s releasing in November.
By Jerry Burns
Sun, May 25, 2008 | 21:10 BST
For the last we heard of Left 4 Dead, check out this audio file of Doug’s presentation at the EA Games event in London last month.
Wed, May 14, 2008 | 09:56 BST
Sat, Apr 12, 2008 | 19:30 BST
Valve’s upcoming zombie shooter, Left 4 Dead, will be released in Russia thanks to a partnership between the US company and local distributor Akella.
“Left 4 Dead is Valve’s attempt to fill gamers’ desire for a dynamic and engaging co-operative action experience,” said Doug Lombardi, VP of marketing at Valve. “This has been validated by the press, who are calling it one of the most anticipated titles of the year. We will be working closely with Akella as we prepare the launch of Left 4 Dead in one of today’s fastest growing gaming markets”.
The game launches worldwide this autumn. Press release after the link.
Wed, Mar 05, 2008 | 09:57 GMT
According to this RPS interview with Valve’s Chet Faliszek, the team is working on character-driven promo movies, similar to the ads release for TF2.
“We’ll do something like that for Left 4 Dead,” said Faliszek. “We have a bunch of guys working on it. We’re hooked on it. They’re too funny. Speaking as someone who doesn’t actually have to do that work, I’d say that they’re totally hilarious. Yeah, I’m sure the team don’t think so. It’s a long slog to get the funny.”
The TF2 shorts were very cool clips showing each character class and giving a taste of Valve’s take on their personalities. This, then, is good news.
There’s no release date for Left 4 Dead at the moment, but expect to see it on PC and 360, at least, in September this year.
Fri, Feb 22, 2008 | 21:47 GMT
Speaking to videogaming247 at GDC today, Valve’s Doug Lombardi has confirmed that highly anticipated zombie shooter Left 4 Dead is definitely not planned for release on PlayStation 3, and said that if the company were to tool up for a format outside PC and Xbox 360 it would be Wii.
“We were really crappy at bringing games to consoles,” he said. He cited the time it took to move the original Half-Life games to console formats as an example of how the company had come “really late” to console development. He said that while the focus had always been on PC, the company had now moved up a gear to produce games simultaneously on Xbox 360 and PC, but that it had limited interest in developing for Playstation 3.
“EA wanted to do Orange Box on PS3 and they handled it,” said Lombardi. “Left 4 Dead isn’t coming out on PS3 because we’ve not had that call. If the phone rang we would have the conversation, certainly, but it hasn’t happened.”
Lombardi suggested that Left 4 Dead’s Counter-Strike origins might have made it less appealing to PlayStation audiences and the publishers trying to serve them.
“They saw Portal and Team Fortress 2 and said ‘Oh wow’, so I guess that sold it,” he said. “We’ll have to wait and see on Left 4 Dead.”
Lombardi also revealed that, “If Valve were to develop in-house for another format, it would be the Wii. It’s growing, there’s already a huge user-base, and it’s fun. Source is really scaleable. We can do that.”
Left 4 Dead is being developed by Valve-owned Turtle Rock Studios and has no specific release date as yet.