What’s more, there are some interesting details in this rumour as well, like the four characters being called Katherine, Irvin (a gangster), Keenan (a comic book nerd) and Garrett Jr (a Kenpo fighter). It will also apparently have six campaigns (called No Mercy, Cliff-Hanger, Early Destination, Crashland, Impasse and Inquisitor Land), as well as be released on the Xbox One, PS4 and PC.
Above: A trailer for the second game, which the third game will presumably take after.
Oh, and something about Half Life 3. Apparently Valve has decided to put Half Life 3 on hold for this game, which is sure to annoy a lot of people…
So is it real? Well to be honest, we’re not entirely convinced. For starters, the source is an article or two in the Daily Express, a UK newspaper that’s seen as on the same level as the Daily Mail. That’s not exactly the most reputable of publications, and the fact it’s not even a gaming one makes it all the more suspicious. Why would anyone report this sort of news to a fairly average UK tabloid without much of a connection to the gaming world?
Source aside, we’re also not entirely sure who’d be making the game. Oh sure, Valve owns the series. but it’s actually Turtle Rock Studios who were the developers of the first two games, and they’re clearly said that they’re not going to be working on a third title. Are Valve taking the game inhouse? Is it being farmed out to another random studio without much knowledge of the franchise? None of these are made clear in the reports.
It also makes us wonder whether this game could be seeing a Nintendo NX release, if the rumours about it are true. After all, the NX is coming out in either 2016 or 2017, and a couple of games from Valve on a Nintendo system would certainly help boost its reputation with more ‘hardcore’ gamers. Perhaps the talk about it being on Xbox One, PS4 and PC might not be the whole story…
But what do you think? Is there a chance that Left 4 Dead 3 will be released in 2017? And if so, will its content reflect the rumours posted by the Daily Express?