Posted on January 11, 2008,

Left 4 Dead Delayed Again

Left 4 Dead


Following on the heels of the announcement of Valve’s acquisition of developer Turtle Rock Studios comes news of more delays to its co-op zombie survival horror game Left 4 Dead. While the last we heard was an early 2008 release date, before even this the game was targeting a 2007 release. Given Valve’s track record for target dates, one can hardly be surprised by such an announcement.

Many in the community are already speculating that the recent delay is attributed to a strategic decision (by Valve) to include Left 4 Dead as a bundle with Half Life 2: Episode 3, much akin to Portal and TF2 with Orange Box. Whether there is any truth to this remains to be seen. For now, we’ll have to wait patiently until such time where the notion of public beta testing comes into play (unless video teasers are your thing).

Via Shacknews

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14 Comments on Left 4 Dead Delayed Again

da soc

On January 11, 2008 at 9:12 pm

FUCCCCKKKK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Handshakes

On January 11, 2008 at 10:15 pm

That sucks. It seems weird that a game that had been showing off playable builds at a bunch of conventions would suddenly go on a media blackout and push back their release date.

Annom

On January 11, 2008 at 11:26 pm

!

Anonymous

On January 11, 2008 at 11:33 pm

Left Dead 4ever

xx-Thor-xx

On January 12, 2008 at 1:52 am

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!

Dammit :( i have been waiting on this game for so long now.

Peter

On January 12, 2008 at 6:59 am

Really sucks :(
So long waiting…

Tom

On January 12, 2008 at 10:52 am

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! I WANT THIS GAME MORE THEN ANYTHIIIINNNG!

Gamerush

On January 12, 2008 at 1:57 pm

No NO NO NO NO!!!!!! Dont put it with EP:3!!!

Chris

On January 12, 2008 at 4:20 pm

I really don’t think it’ll be bundled with Episode 3, because I really don’t see Episode 3 coming out this year.

I’m really excited for Left 4 Dead, so hopefully this delay isn’t going to push it back too far. (I’ve heard that it feels complete from the human-side of the game.)

Paul

On January 23, 2008 at 8:46 pm

:mad: WTF delayed AGIAN>?!

chris

On February 7, 2008 at 5:29 pm

noooooo i want to play it so bad i need this game so much!!!!!!!!!!!
Me and my friends thought it was going to be realesed feb 12 we had a entire day planned out to play it!!!!!! :mad: :mad: :mad:

james

On February 14, 2008 at 1:21 pm

:evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:

armando

On September 4, 2008 at 2:31 pm

:evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:
it supposed to be nov 20 so if not i will blow my brains out for the zombies to eat

bluedevil.mad

On September 5, 2008 at 5:18 pm

guys this game is coming out nov 18.