Just because Left 4 Dead 2 will be released in the upcoming months does not mean that Valve has completely abandoned the original Left 4 Dead community. Left 4 Dead Crash Course has been released on Xbox Live and Steam just today. For those of you not even familiar with what it is, I will explain.
Left 4 Dead Crash Course is the latest dlc release by Valve. It provides a new single player, multiplayer and versus campaign mode for the Xbox 360 and PC. Crash Course combines both No Mercy and Death Toll campaigns from the original, while adding bit of extra content into the mix. This will be a good add on for the Left 4 Dead Co-Op and single player modes. Valve’s goal with Crash Course was to provide great experience for versus mode within 30 minutes. They added a recharge timer for infected team mates and altered the item spawning to make the game a bit more balanced.
Gabe Nawell took the opportunity to announce that support for Left 4 Dead is still running strong, and you will continue to see updates for the game. They are looking into modding as a way of providing new and entertaining content for the fans, by essentially collaborating with them. Left 4 Dead Crash Course is going to cost you 560 Microsoft Points for the Xbox 360 and will go for free on the PC version. The original price, when first released, was 800 Microsoft Points for Left 4 Dead Crash Course. This seems like it was a mistake on Microsoft’s part, and I am not sure that it has been fixed yet. It has been fixed in some areas, but make sure that the price is 560 Microsoft Points, before purchasing the Left 4 Dead Crash Course dlc.