L4D- New Game Mode, Vs Maps, SDK


After much anticipation, Valve is finally releasing the first DLC for Left 4 Dead. The DLC will include the final two Versus maps, Dead Air and Death Toll, as well as a brand new multiplayer game mode called “Survival.” The Software Development Kit for Left 4 Dead will also be released. All this coming sometime in “Spring” of 2009.

This is good news for those of us who have been waiting for the remaining Versus maps. The new game mode is a welcome surprise. No details on how Survival will work, but I’m sure it will be fun to fiddle around with. Nowadays, if I play L4D, I normally just play a game of Versus, as campaigns lose their flavor quickly for me. A new mode would spice things up.

Hit the jump for the full press release.

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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One Response to “L4D- New Game Mode, Vs Maps, SDK”

  1. YAY! New Versus Maps!!! ❤ ❤

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