When you become highly addicted to something, then you’d definitely want more of that. The same thing goes for video games. Video game addicts, especially those of the Left 4 Dead series, would definitely want to see a Left 4 Dead 3 installment. If ever a Left 4 Dead 3 video game comes out, then it would be the third video game from the Left 4 Dead series.
No information has been released regarding the development or release of Left 4 Dead 3. In the article Left 4 Dead 3 Release Date, it is stated that the gap between the release dates of Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2 are only one (November 2008 and November 2009 respectively). Based on this, we can’t predict in what year they will release Left 4 Dead 3 since 4 years has already elapsed. In addition to that, Valve Corporation video game writer Chet Faliszek said in an interview:
“A 3? You know, some time down the road. Like anything, I would say that to all of our games. So that’s not a promise of when or where.”
“I really love working on that series. It’s one of my favourite series. It’s just so much fun with the characters and the world. I love zombies and I love horror. So, yeah.”
His statement clearly means that they are entertaining the possibility of making a third Left 4 Dead installment, but they haven’t started on it yet.
Now, an appropriate question can be asked, “Why do they need to make Left 4 Dead 3?”. The following are some of the reasons why they should indeed make a third installment of the Left 4 Dead series.
- High number of sales
Chet Faliszek, videogame writer of Valve Corporation, said in an interview that the Left 4 Dead franchise has sold a total of more or less 12 million copies. He also said in the interview that telling people that a game is great will sell one copy, but letting the people play the game is much better.
- Positive reviews and high scores
Both Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2 got high scores and positive reviews from users. According to Metacritic, Left 4 Dead received a Metascore of 89 out of 100, and a User Score of 9.3 out of 10. Positive reviews were also given to the game, including that of a user who said that he was having a problem because he can’t stop playing it. Left 4 Dead 2 also got high scores from users according to Metacritic, with an 89 out of 100 Metascore and 8.4 out of 10 User Score. Positive reviews were also given to Left 4 Dead 2. One user even said that it is better than the first one in nearly every possible way.
Left 4 Dead was recognized by various organizations and gaming publications as one of the best multiplayer and PC games of 2008. Some of the awards Left 4 Dead received was being named the Best Multiplayer Game of 2008 by IGN, GameSpy, Spike TV, NoFrag, and BAFTA. It was named Computer Game of the Year by the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS), Spike TV, and Bit-tech.
Some fans have also been shouting for the release of Left 4 Dead 3 on the upcoming new consoles, Xbox 720 and PS4. Just like Left 4 Dead 3, these new consoles haven’t been released yet. No official statement from its developers, Microsoft (Xbox 360) and Sony (PS3), has been out yet. The thought of playing Left 4 Dead 3 on Xbox 720 and PS4 even makes the fans more excited than ever. It would definitely be cool if Valve Corporation releases the third installment on the new consoles mentioned above. It would be interesting to see what new stuffs are available on Left 4 Dead 3. And it would even be more exciting to play Left 4 Dead 3 on the new consoles, Xbox 720 and PS4.
Fans have already expressed what they want to see. It is now up to the developers of Left 4 Dead 3 on how they will respond to this. But they better not disappoint the fans that have long been waiting for Left 4 Dead 3.