Thursday, February 5th 2009

Left 4 Dead Critic's Choice Edition, DLC and SDK Details Revealed

Valve, creators of best-selling game franchises (such as Half-Life, Portal, Team Fortress, and Counter-Strike) and leading technologies (such as Steam and Source), today announced a series of content and development releases for its latest title, 2008's best-selling new game property for the PC and Xbox 360, Left 4 Dead (L4D).
The first L4D DLC - dubbed the L4D Survival Pack - is due for release this spring and introduces a new multiplayer game mode entitled, Survival, plus two complete campaigns for Versus Mode . A Critic's Choice Edition of the game is also heading to retail stores this spring, and will include access to all the content introduced in the L4D: Survival Pack.
In addition, for PC gamers and aspiring developers, the first Left 4 Dead release for the Source Software Development Kit (Source SDK) will allow the creation of custom Left 4 Dead campaigns that will be discoverable via L4D's matchmaking system. The SDK update is also due for release this spring, and is free of charge to all owners of L4D on the PC.

"Since Half-Life launched in 1998, Valve has made continuous efforts to expand the offering of its products beyond what's included on the day of launch," said Gabe Newell, co-founder and president of Valve. "With Half-Life and Counter-Strike, and more recently Team Fortress 2, we've learned that we're no longer making stand-alone games but creating entertainment services. With Left 4 Dead we're extending that tradition by creating additional gameplay and releasing our internal tools to aspiring developers so they may also create and distribute new Left 4 Dead experiences."
Left 4 Dead is a survival action game from Valve that blends the social entertainment experience of multiplayer games such as Counter-Strike and Team Fortress with the dramatic, narrative experience made popular in single player action game classics such as the Half-Life series of games. Released in November of 2008, L4D has earned over 25 industry awards from outlets around the world.
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10 Comments on Left 4 Dead Critic's Choice Edition, DLC and SDK Details Revealed

Sure hope Xbox 360 gets some DLC too!
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Oh hell yea! I was starting to doubt Valve on getting some DL content out!! It was probably delayed because of the 360 version..
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Valve always comes through, wat'ch ya talking bout.
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What the article (conveniently?) forgot to say is that the "DLC" will be paid.

So, uhm, thanks but no thanks.
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rpsgc said:
What the article (conveniently?) forgot to say is that the "DLC" will be paid.

So, uhm, thanks but no thanks.
Pretty sure that's only for the consoles since MS requires it.
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THis is so awesome!!! Can't wait!
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Graphical Hacker
I cannot wait! I am so going to get the expansion!
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Crazy 4 TPU!!!
I have it for 360 and i dont want to have to pay:(
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Sweet, Im getting bored with the maps so it good to see it will be out by spring.
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Finally, something new is here for L4D! I can't wait for custom maps!
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