An entry in SteamWorks database suggest that Left 4 Dead 3 might be in development. A developer managed to force his way into the database and uncover the page, although he notes it has not been updated for several months.
“I brute forced it in a way, there were lots of interesting things I found. L4D3 was the most interesting although it hasn’t been updated in months so it may be dead.”
The user was subsequently banned from Steam.
Valve‘s FPS will be receiving enemies from RE6, and Capcom‘s RE6 will receive L4D2′s four main characters. However, this crossover is exclusive to PC (sorry console fans!) since the Resident Evil 6 mode this will be available for is ‘Mercenaries No Mercy‘. The new mode will also feature Witch and Mini Tank Special Infected characters. Valve players can look forward to battling creatures such as Lepotitsa, Napad, and Ogroman – all created in Steam‘s workshop.
“We’re huge Resident Evil fans, so when the opportunity arose to work directly with Capcom to combine L4D2 and RE6, we jumped at it,” says Valve’s Chet Faliszek.
These specific content modes will be available for free. Resident Evil 6 players can look forward to the new content on April 5th. The Valve content is having a spring release attached to the content, although nothing specific has been mentioned.
Before the launch of the workshop, Valve enlisted a lot of creators to create their own levels and challenges. A total of 1,000 community campaigns were created, with more than thousands of new items and skins also available. Items will soon make their appearance in-game. More information can be found by following this link.
The Left 4 Dead series have reportedly sold over 12 million copies.
When discussing with one of Valve‘s writers, Chet Faliszek, he came to the conclusion that, “when a game does really well at pre-release, they’re going to know that you’re not just talking a bunch of PR crap.”
“We just let the game speak for itself because the internet has made this thing where you can’t pull the wool over people’s eyes any more. They’re going to know you’re hyping,” he said. Either the zombie apocalypse creates some high-quality wool, or Left 4 Dead must be a pretty great series. ”
The beta will be happening internally, with an “open” beta available for about 1000 people starting in October.
“Things have been going well,” a dev posted on the official Valve Linux blog. “We will be having an internal beta starting next week, and a private external beta for 1,000 users sometime in October.”
Valve also posted the following:
“For existing Linux users, the external private beta is a good release for seeing where we are in running our games on Linux,” reads the blog entry. “We will be using a sign up page for the external beta. Information about the sign up will be announced in a future post.
“For those new to Linux, we recommend waiting for a subsequent release where more features are implemented along with improvements to the user install experience.”
The beta will come with “one Valve-developed game and support for Ubuntu 12.04 and above.” However, Big Picture mode and other Steam games will not be available.
The latest game to receive a workshop is Left 4 Dead 2.
Steam Workshop allows players to create, share and play content. In addition to the normal features available through Workshop, Valve is, “also going to try an experiment with the L4D2 Workshop that will allow content to appear in the L4D2 world even more seamlessly based on the community’s response.”
The workshop should start sometime next month.
Left 4 Dead 2 apparently runs faster on Linux than it does on Windows.
Both Left 4 Dead 2 and Portal 2 run about 20 percent faster on Linux and OpenGL than on Windows/Direct 3D. According to an official blog post from Valve, L4D2 ran at 315 frames per second on an Ubuntu Linux machine, and only 270 frames per second on a Windows PC with “comparable powers.”
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