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Valve is not working on Left 4 Dead 3 or "anything" L4D related right now

Valve has squashed rumors that it's working on Left 4 Dead 3.

It looks like those hoping for Left 4 Dead 3 can put that particular dog to bed for the moment.

Speaking with IGN, Valve said today that despite rumors to the contrary, it is not working on a third installment of the game, or anything related to the series.

"We’ve seen rumors to this effect for the last couple of months,” Valve told IGN. “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."

The company's statement follows a recent report from Valve Network News, which reported it had acquired some leaked L4D3 assets. Then, an HTC representative from China published a recent talk he gave, and one of his slides mentioned L4D3 - information he likely gleaned from the VNN report.

VNN also clears up the original report here.

What Valve is currently working on is Half-Life: Alyx,  its virtual reality title set between the events of Half-Life and Half-Life 2. It's currently slated for a March release.

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