Valve dismiss Left 4 Dead sequel or prequel rumours. “Overkill are still making Payday: The Heist.” But promise something “cool”


Speaking to PCGamesN at E3, Valve developer Chet Faliszek has scorched rumours that Valve have hired Overkill, the developers behind Payday: The Heist, to work on a Left 4 Dead project. There is collaboration coming, but it’s a much smaller 

“We’re trying to be a little coy and a little fun because we want the communities to discover it,” explains Chet, “but those guys are still making Payday: The Heist, we’re still making Left 4 Dead.” The project they’re working on together “is kind of akin to how in TF2 you might see some other games’ weapons get translated and put into that game. We’re doing something similar to that, but it’s a little bit more involved.”

“We were hanging out with the Payday guys, we were talking about how we all love co-op games. ‘Hey we love co-op games, you love co-op games, why aren’t more people making co-op games. These are super awesome. You’re smart guys, let’s do something together.”

So what is it? Come on Chet. Spill. “Again. I don’t want to give it away, because we want the community to explore and find it, but I want to make sure that people don’t think the prequel is coming. If that happens, then it will make this other thing we’re doing feel uncool, when the thing we’re doing is really cool. I mean, the problem is, if you make a rumour, and you can make the rumour anything, you’re going to make the rumour really, really cool. And that makes everything else sound less cool.”

Whatever Valve and Overkilldo together will becool.

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