A day or so ago, news about the Left 4 Dead 2 boycott was made. How over 25,000 fans of the Left 4 Dead series announced that they were not going to buy the new Left 4 Dead 2, due to a series of complaints. Some wondered if it was just something that was going to be ignored by Valve, well, apparently not.
The members of the l4d2 boycott felt that Left 4 Dead 2 didn’t have enough original content to be sold as a standalone game, and that it would divide the communities in multiplayer, degrading the experience. That’s a respectable complaint, and holds a lot of ground I think. They’re complaining since Valve is supposed to be continually adding DLC for the original Left 4 Dead, yet they’re already announcing Left 4 Dead 2.
Valve says that doing a sequel in one year is new for them. But they say sticking with a title and releasing constant DLC isn’t, and they plan on releasing more DLC for the original. They said Left 4 Dead 2 just required an appearance at E3 because that’s what E3 is for. With the announcement of L4D2 they haven’t changed their plans for the original L4D. Valve says that they are releasing authoring tools for mod makers, community match making, 4×4 match making and more new content. Valve is also working on an interoperability plan for L4D and L4D2 players. They also commented that much information has yet to be revealed about L4d2 such as the new weapons or new special zombies.
Sounds like Valve is being true to their word and will continue support on Left 4 Dead original, so hopefully the Left 4 Dead 2 boycott group will be satisfied.