If you believe in a bright future and still hope to play Left 4 Dead 3, then we recommend lowering your expectations a little even after last year's news that Valve is re-developing games. As an authoritative insider told Valve News Network, the sequel to the co-op zombie shooter really existed and even more: Valve wanted to launch the game in Early Access on Steam back in 2016. But in the end the fate of Left 4 Dead 3 turned out to be extremely sad.
The main problem of the game, which constantly put a spoke in the wheels of developers, is the desire of developers to abandon their own Source 2 engine in favor of Unreal Engine 4. Part of the team stood up for new technologies, while the other, on the contrary, tried to hold on to the development of Valve. In addition, oddly enough, the developers wanted to release the game on game consoles and the Unreal Engine 4 toolkit was much better suited for this purpose than Source 2.
Disagreements within the team slowed down the already lengthy development phase, which was one of the reasons why Left 4 Dead 3 never saw the light of day. As for early access, they really wanted to release the finished development to the delight of the players, but the project was essentially so unfinished that Valve delayed the release until better times.
Most interestingly, all that remains of the original Left 4 Dead 3 game is the title, the zombie theme and the co-op shooter. The concept of the game was in many ways different, rather similar to Tam Fortress 2 and Overwatch, where the main bet was on 8 completely different characters with their own abilities. But again, the disputes within the team did not allow bringing the concept to a playable state, and then a strong passion for developing our own technologies completely buried the game.
Finally, Valve News Network reported that none of the Valve employees are currently developing Left 4 Dead 3.
The Topic of Article: How Valve killed Left 4 Dead 3: game details and reasons for canceling development.