Numerous claims with regard to Left 4 Dead 3 have been surfacing in the last period, and have been causing a bit of a shake in the gaming community. Leaks and rumors that had no backup whatsoever have controlled headlines for weeks in a row.
Now, Valve has finally decided that enough is enough. Responding to a few speculations about a virtual reality installment of the game, the gaming studio said that there is no new game in the works and that the series has remained quite inactive for years.
“We’ve seen rumors to this effect for the last couple of months,” Valve said. “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.”
Valve Canceled Left 4 Dead 3
The speculations in question were linked to a series of supposed Left 4 Dead concept art leaks depicted in a video released by Valve News Network. After it was posted, the video caused quite the stir, making lots of people believe that the third sequel of the game is a real VR project that is currently being worked on.
Moreover, Alvin Wang, CEO of HTC China, discussed the future of VR on his Twitter page, sharing a bunch of posts that alluded to the existence of Left 4 Dead 3. This also led people to believe that the tweets must say something more.
Valve’s usual state of silence did not help the situation, but they were then forced to respond when it got out of hand. ”It’s clear some people are having fun creating misinformation to spin up the community and other outlets. Unfortunately, for now, a new L4D game is not something we’re working on,” the gaming studio said. This simple statement has put an end to months and months of Left 4 Dead 3-related hypothesis.