Valve Plans More Left 4 Dead Content Post 'Crash Course'

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According to the leaders of the Left 4 Dead 2 boycott—who recently enjoyed a trip to Valve—there's more downloadable content already in the works for the original Left 4 Dead, stuff beyond the already announced "Crash Course" episode.

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According to on and off Left 4 Dead fan Walking_Target, Valve is planning something for release for the original, but wouldn't specify exactly what that was. It could be "a new Special Infected, a new Campaign or new Weapon(s)." Vague enough for you? "It's definitely one of the three, perhaps more," he writes, if that helps.

Walking_Target also indicates that Valve has plans to address some of the issues that plague the original, like stacking and camping in corners. Should Valve find a way to introduce one or more of Left 4 Dead 2's Special Infected—all seemingly designed to break up tightly guarded groups—that would certainly introduce a new dynamic to the game.

With "Crash Course" planned for a September release and Left 4 Dead 2 for November, we'd be surprised if the developer can sneak in more content for the original this year, especially when factoring in Valve Time. But they've surprised us before...

DLC and L4D Info [Steam via Shacknews]

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"With "Crash Course" planned for a September release and Left 4 Dead 2 for November, we'd be surprised if the developer can sneak in more content for the original this year, especially when factoring in Valve Time. But they've surprised us before..."

Which goes back to one of the original questions when L4D2 was first announced: Why L4D2?

Why try to support two of essentially the same game at the same time? It makes no sense. At this point Valve either kills L4D early or invalidates the need for L4D2, and quite frankly neither are good options. I still contend that it would make more sense to either wait another year for a full fledged sequel or to release L4D2 as an expansion instead of a full release. I really just don't understand the thought process behind making another installment so soon.