Left 4 Dead 2 Pre-order Incentives Include Early Demo

l4d2_boxartOXM and Joystiq are revealing that the upcoming controversial sequel to Left 4 Dead will try and entice players who maybe aren’t quite as enthused about the quick turn around between last year’s initial release and this year’s Southern bound sequel with some nice demo shaped cookies..

It seems that the upcoming demo of the game will be available to players who pre-order the title before it hits general outlets. The details are sparse at the moment but this early access will likely be to the same content the rest of the world will get when the multiplayer demo hits Steam and Xbox Live, just a teensy bit earlier.

I understand Valve wanting to feed the L4D 2 hype, but as far as pre-order incentives go this one just seems to be a bit too lame duck to me. Offer an exclusive level or weapon or heck, maybe give us access to a member of the original game in our L4D 2 play, but giving out the same demo just earlier seems like an epic undersell of a much anticipated/debated sequel.

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3 Comments on Left 4 Dead 2 Pre-order Incentives Include Early Demo


On July 8, 2009 at 5:34 am

I agree, I’m definitely not happy with this move they pulled.


On July 8, 2009 at 6:36 pm

wow, a demo nowadays is something “special”. wow!!

i mean this is what happens when they have total control. where is the demo for l4d ? nowhere it was removed when the full game was released. what ? yeah, that’s right. and it was possible since even the demo required steam. steam=control

so the demo will only last until the full version is released, then, again, no demo.



On August 15, 2009 at 1:34 pm

Wtf do you expect them to do after the game is released? -.-
Keep it on Steam/XBox Marketplace? Why would they do that if the full game is out already, makes no sense. Just learn to go to Blockbuster and rent it.