Valve was only using Left 4 Dead 3 as an experimentation project for Source 2 Engine

Left 4 Dead is a video-game series that a lot of PC gamers would love see it return. And, back in 2014, we shared some screenshots from a Left 4 Dead project in Source 2 Engine. Since then, we heard some rumours, however, Valve has denied all of them. And thankfully, Valve’s developers have shed some light on whether a new Left 4 Dead game is currently under development.

As Valve’s Chris Remo and Robin Walker told IGN, the team was indeed working on a Left 4 Dead 3 project a few years ago. However, that project was only used for developing Source 2 Engine and nothing more.

“We used parts of a Left 4 Dead level as the first bit of level geometry to start building in Source 2, so a bit of that got out. It was essentially a rendering test, and people thought that meant we were working on Left 4 Dead.

We built lots of different things as part of building technology in Source 2… There were groups here who would generate a product in mind that would attempt to be a target for Source 2, and so a couple of those were Left 4 Dead-related things, but none of them reached the point where we were like, ‘now this is a product team that we’re going to build a big product around.’ They were more tools for moving Source 2 forward.”

And that is that. Unfortunately, there isn’t currently any Left 4 Dead 3 game under development. I’m certain that this will disappoint most of the game’s fans. After all, most of them were hoping for a new part in this series. However, that’s not going to happen any time soon.