In case you missed it, last week during E3, Left 4 Dead 2 was announced. Mostly everyone in the gaming community was excited about this news, particularly since more of a very good thing usually results in praise. Not quite so with some die-hard fans of Valve games.
A Left 4 Dead 2 Boycott group came up almost immediately after the game was announced last week and is approx. over 20,000 members strong. Their issue is according to a number of interviews and news straight from Valve, the company promised they would treat Left 4 Dead 2 similar to their other properties by supporting it post-launch with new content such as new weapons, campaigns, and infected. It seems instead of doing that, Valve decided to box all of those updates into it’s own single product with Left 4 Dead 2.
The group actually makes a legitimate claim as the news of the Left 4 Dead sequel had many people scratching their heads as Valve isn’t known for churning out sequels almost a year after the original product launched. I for one am looking forward to Left 4 Dead 2, although I hope the updates are well worth the $60 pricetag.
Check out some video evidence of Valve’s claim to further support Left 4 Dead after the break as well as some commentary from Hitler himself!