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Overkill Are Not Working on a Left 4 Dead Prequel, Says Valve
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Oh well that’s a shame. Yesterday’s rumour that Overkill are working on a Left 4 Dead prequel has been denied by Valve.

In an interview published today, Chet Faliszek confirmed that Overkill are working on a collaboration with the studio, but it’s not a L4D prequel.

“I want to make sure that people don’t think the prequel is coming,” he said. “Those guys [Overkill] are still making Payday: The Heist, we’re still making Left 4 Dead. We’re trying to be a little coy and a little fun because we want the communities to discover the collaboration for themselves.”

Yesterday’s rumour claimed that Overkill and Valve were working together on a L4D game that would tell the story of the zombie outbreak.

Despite all this, however, some kind of collaboration is in the works.

[via PCGamesN]




 
 

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Comment #1 by roza
Friday, June 08, 2012 @ 02:44:10 PM
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"We're still making Left 4 Dead."

Does this mean.... 3?


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Comment #2 by MilezDawg
Friday, June 08, 2012 @ 02:49:46 PM
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I have trust in Valve to deliver great games like always.


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Comment #3 by Spandex Stiffy
Friday, June 08, 2012 @ 02:50:13 PM
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When are Valve and Apple unleashing their new hardware? It seemed to me, Microsoft ignored Sony and Nintendo and focused their press releases in competition with what they expect from Apple. I'm very concerned with what that means for the future of Left 4 Dead, Portal, Half-Life, et al.


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Comment #4 by rustyferg
Friday, June 08, 2012 @ 02:56:23 PM
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@1 Don't be silly, we all know Valve can't count to 3.
Star


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Comment #5 by GOWnage
Friday, June 08, 2012 @ 03:00:39 PM
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Why would there be a prequel? L4D doesn't exactly have a chronological story.


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Comment #6 by ScottlinDLR
Friday, June 08, 2012 @ 03:03:10 PM
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Half Life 3, That is all. I don't want to rant on this again.


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Comment #7 by W I L L 3 R S
Friday, June 08, 2012 @ 03:09:42 PM
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Omfg, I Actually feel like Punching a Wall.
Valve are so unreliable and delayed in every way possible.
A DLC/Expansion still has'nt released for L4D2 and i was too be release Feb'11 which i think is Fucking ridiculous.
Valves NEW* Tagline: Valve - Get use to Disappointment.


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Comment #8 by Space Cadet
Friday, June 08, 2012 @ 03:17:42 PM
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Chet is such a dick.


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Comment #9 by Dlark17
Friday, June 08, 2012 @ 03:19:09 PM
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Still baffles me how anyone thought there would be a "prequel." People, there's no STORY to either L4D, it's a glorified zombie killing sim. You can't talk about "what's before" without knowing what the f*ck's going on in the first place! It's like if you had a prequel to PacMan. Any sort of "prequel" with a story would practically just be a re-imagining.
Plus no one I've ever known really cared about a plot in those games, anyhow, so the move would be almost completely irrational.


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Comment #10 by Falloutkid22
Friday, June 08, 2012 @ 03:19:36 PM
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@#6
http://aylives.com/dooh/id/1425.html#.T9JeONV8DRp



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Comment #11 by ShiftyEyedNinja
Friday, June 08, 2012 @ 03:21:56 PM
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Well this is disappointing...


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Comment #12 by [Waggly Bean]
Friday, June 08, 2012 @ 03:51:05 PM
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@9 - there was a 'kind of' story in the second one, in the way that The Passing bridged the gap between those two campaigns from the main game. It was there... sort of!

I don't think a prequel would be too far-fetched anyway; as the story is so vague now, they could write in pretty much anything about the events that go before. How the zombie outbreak started, how the survivors met up... maybe we could even see a storyline featuring Ellis' buddy Keith! ;)


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Comment #13 by TTG Itz Letitz
Friday, June 08, 2012 @ 03:55:02 PM
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Eh, I liked Left 4 Dead 1 better than 2, but I still would like to see a third one, but judging the fact that Valve has NO 3rd game at all, like Half Life 3, for example.


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Comment #15 by TRAGICTRIXIE
Friday, June 08, 2012 @ 04:41:02 PM
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OMG has valve actually learned to count to 3?!


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Comment #16 by Saracin
Friday, June 08, 2012 @ 04:59:31 PM
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@3 Apple isn't making a system, they shot down that bit of speculation about 2 weeks ago. Yes Microsoft was focusing on Apple hardware, but on things like Apple TV as well as leveraging the growing tablet and pad market.


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Comment #17 by InsaneKane87
Friday, June 08, 2012 @ 05:33:42 PM
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Overkill and Valve telling a story of a zombie outbreak ? No need to do that, Robert Kirkman has already done that. Lets just say these game creators for L4D are not very creative, The first L4D game had 4 fingers and the second game had 2 fingers, and what zombie game has witches and gives the right to tell the story of a zombie outbreak ?


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Comment #18 by bblcreator8790
Friday, June 08, 2012 @ 05:44:00 PM
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This is not a surprise - I'm not sure where the rumors for a L4D prequel came from - the original article that was referenced yesterday clearly said they were working on a blend of Payday and Left 4 Dead, NOT a prequel or anything that would take place in the L4D universe. They wouldn't have mentioned L4D at all if they were making a new L4D game since that would have blown their cover.


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Comment #19 by One1 Man Clan
Friday, June 08, 2012 @ 08:21:28 PM
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Good and bad news. Bad news is there's no confirmed L4D collabaration. Good news is L4D is not ruled out.

I love how post 14 talks about trolls, made me chuckle.


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Comment #20 by Hurricane Of 87
Friday, June 08, 2012 @ 08:21:46 PM
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This is what happens when you make news stories out of rumours. What an absolute bellend.


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Comment #21 by secretkaos187
Friday, June 08, 2012 @ 08:49:13 PM
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@12 or the Midnight Riders?! I am still holding up hopes to there being another L4D...


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Comment #22 by BeardedHoplite
Friday, June 08, 2012 @ 10:37:34 PM
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Meh, all of Valve's games failed to impress me save for the first Left 4 Dead.


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Comment #23 by Nitnoid
Saturday, June 09, 2012 @ 02:41:10 AM
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Give us Gordon!


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Comment #24 by ZedChuva
Saturday, June 09, 2012 @ 02:57:56 AM
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We're still making Left 4 Dead... once we get done "bug testing" the DLC we promised over a year ago, cause we're lazy, only care about MP/VS and can't count to 3.


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Comment #25 by Dragon14785
Saturday, June 09, 2012 @ 04:51:46 AM
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@14 CODownz why do you always have to come on this site and talk a load of shit? Just because you have COD in your name doesn't mean you have to be an ignorant doucebag!


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Comment #26 by Nitnoid
Saturday, June 09, 2012 @ 05:54:54 AM
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@25 - Actually, I think it DOES mean that...


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Comment #27 by TTD187
Saturday, June 09, 2012 @ 10:15:20 AM
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"We're still making Left 4 Dead" - They shipped unfinished games ;)

L4D is just going to be DLC after DLC for a while to come.


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Comment #28 by thisispreston
Saturday, June 09, 2012 @ 10:59:36 AM
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I'm sorry, but I've seen CODownz on sooo many news threads recently, seriously staff.... he's gotta go!


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Comment #29 by LaserBehm
Saturday, June 09, 2012 @ 12:44:14 PM
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I like how #14 is on a site dedicated to achievements, could easily look at the top of the page to spell it correctly, and still somehow slaughters spelling the word "achievement"


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Comment #30 by Dragon14785
Saturday, June 09, 2012 @ 03:44:57 PM
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@26 Oh yeah, I forgot... LOL.

@28 You're right man. Every post I go on lately has that twat posting crap. He needs to be removed!


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Comment #31 by Pjryb90
Saturday, June 09, 2012 @ 03:47:03 PM
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@29: That is so true! People these days...


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Comment #32 by Kaskade
Saturday, June 09, 2012 @ 04:13:25 PM
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Anyone else think they are working on a L4D 1 and L4D 2 ports for the PS3?


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Comment #33 by HalfEVILmonkey
Saturday, June 09, 2012 @ 07:53:04 PM
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@#14: Biggest troll f*cking loser ever. Go away.


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Comment #34 by Delow317
Saturday, June 09, 2012 @ 08:10:13 PM
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Again fuck VALVE.. No more Rockstar, EA, or Valve games for me. All 3 of these developers have made the PS3 the lead development platform for consoles, so fuck them and their games as far as I'm concerned. Nothing really special about any game from Valve really, nothing I couldn't have gotton from a much preferred console-centric developers anyhow.

Fuck them, they can stick to PC, a platform I simply refuse to ever game on and rightfully so.


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Comment #35 by Opayk
Sunday, June 10, 2012 @ 07:40:41 AM
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It'll be a new campaign for L4D2 or Payday. Or both!


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Comment #36 by Radioactive Microbe
Sunday, June 10, 2012 @ 01:34:19 PM
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Okay, this has been really annoying me.

Taking about a company has a whole means to treat the noun as a singular subject. "Overkill IS not working etc. etc." If you were talking about the employees, ie: "The lead executives of Overkill" then you would use a plural being verb.


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Comment #37 by chrishaney23
Sunday, June 10, 2012 @ 06:01:18 PM
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They are not doing a new L4D. its not gonna happen. I have to agree with people on here, Valve is terrible. They say they are releasing DLC and sucj and it never happens? DONT ANNPOUNCE ANYTHING THEN! We been waqiting for Portal 2 DLC for almost year, same thing for the L4D2 DLC that some guy made on the PC, never getting that thats for sure.

BTW, L4D2 SUCKED ! New characters, what BS. Nothing about that game was any good. They hit the nail on the head with L4D1 but a total SHAME, SHAM, RIPOFF they could only include 4 levels on the disc.

Sick of this company and their constant BS. Great games, yes they do, public relations... a disgrace!


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Comment #38 by Qofi
Sunday, June 10, 2012 @ 07:12:13 PM
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@37:

Given the fact that they run Steam and constantly release free DLC for the PC, you really can't judge them as a company until you've tried them from the PC.
But whatever, you seem pretty set in your ideas.


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Comment #39 by XxJoaoPauloBRxX
Sunday, June 10, 2012 @ 08:06:31 PM
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I love how Rockstar and Valve always manage to make unique and different stuff for gamers.


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Comment #41 by Solomon Fuere
Monday, June 11, 2012 @ 01:27:27 AM
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Hell, they could probably bleed your ass dry with it.

And you bitch?

What a fucking piece of shit you are. You're everything that's wrong with gamers.


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Comment #42 by CHIRUNO99
Monday, June 11, 2012 @ 03:41:14 AM
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I'm not surprised since Gabe Newell finds it hard to say the number Three.


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Comment #43 by wickedclowns95
Monday, June 11, 2012 @ 12:43:06 PM
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People are clearly upset with Valve for a number of reasons. I just want to know what this collaboration is if its not Payday and its not Left 4 Dead. Are they also making a crossover between the two?


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Comment #44 by Capt_Ron CFH 01
Friday, June 15, 2012 @ 04:58:06 PM
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Please explain this then...

http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/06/15/first-footage-of-left-4-dead-payday-crossover


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Comment #45 by Kieran69
Friday, July 13, 2012 @ 04:54:23 PM
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I wonder if valve skipped 3rd grade


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Comment #46 by SeraphTC
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 @ 03:37:31 AM
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Payday + L4D?

Fun Lovin' Cannibals clearly.

Runnin' around robbin' banks all whacked up on zombie snacks.


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