A bunch of new details on the now-cancelled Left 4 Dead 3 have made their way online, and honestly, it’s made my heart pretty sad to hear some of this stuff.
According to a new documentary courtesy of video games personality, Geoff Keighley, there were big plans in the works for the L4D franchise before it got hit with a Game Over.
Keighley has just released a new documentary on the development of Half-Life: Alyx, in which he touches a little on the ideas for the now-scrapped Left 4 Dead 3.
The game was apparently designed as another co-op shooter, but was also set to introduce a range of new features and mechanics to blur the lines of what a co-op shooter can and can’t be. It’s believed that L4D 3 was set to be an open-world game which could feature hundreds of zombies on your screen at any time.
Of course we’ve seen that with games like Bend Studio’s Days Gone, but back when Left 4 Dead 3 was planned, it would have been a mammoth achievement.
The game was also set to take place in Northern Africa, which is an area rarely seen in AAA video games.
Sadly it’s one for the history books now, as it looks like Valve isn’t planning on going back to the Left 4 Dead franchise anytime soon.
Fans of the iconic games might have something to look forward to though, as the game’s developers are hard at work on a new zombie shooter entitled Back 4 Blood.
The lovely folks at Turtle Rock Studios have just revealed a piece of previously unreleased concept art over on Twitter. The imaged was accompanied with the words: “Getting to this 4th of July has been tough on all of us, so we wanted to give you a sneak peek and a bit of Hope.” Check it out below.
Featured Image Credit: Turtle Rock Studios