Left 4 Dead Gets Expanded

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More DLC coming to 360 and PC. Since I’m building a new PC, I might pick up L4D just so I can play with the SDK. This is great news for peeps who love DLC. Here’s the full release courtesy of Valves Doug Lombardi:


Valve’s Zombie Thriller Expanding In 2009

February 5, 2008 – 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
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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