There has been a lot of news recently about a L4D3 website popping up that has a countdown to the release of Left 4 Dead 3. The website is very simple with the typical Left 4 Dead splash across the top much similar to what you would see on the cover of L4D2, except the number 2 is replaced by a 3. Below that is a timer counting down, days:hours:minutes:seconds. Then there is a row of three logos for Valve, Source 2, and Steam.
It is unclear if this is a legit website put out by Valve, or, it’s the work of somebody else looking to troll us. I believe this to be completely fake and is not the work of Valve. My reason is this is a Russian domain (notice the .ru). I can’t see Valve using this domain name to put this silly timer on it. Second, I tried to do a lookup on the domain and here is the information obtained:
state: REGISTERED, DELEGATED, UNVERIFIED
person: Private Person
Notice this is a private domain name registration so the owner does not want their information displayed. If this was a legit business such as Valve, I am highly positive they wouldn’t hide their information. Doing this same search on l4d.com clearly shows the registrant owner is Valve Corporation.
Lastly, according to this timer, it is set to end on Wednesday Aug.
28th 21st at midnight (EST). When are games ever released on a Thursday? The majority of games are released on Tuesday and this clearly does not point to a Monday midnight release.
One small possibility could be this count down is to when Valve will make their announcement about Left 4 Dead 3 coming out in the future. Some people think Valve will make their announcement during GamesCom this Summer in Germany. It is possible, but this timer has nothing to do with that. GamesCom runs from Aug 21-25th and this timer is a few days off.
In short, this website was put together by some person in Russia who happened to obtain that domain name. Don’t expect any news from Valve about L4D3, or believe they own l4d3.ru until something more solid develops. I am curious to see what happens to the countdown when it finally hits 0:0:0:0.
That timer isn’t a few days off, it’s set to end on the 21st, the start of GamesCom.
Now I’ve seen my fare share of L4D3 hoaxes, something that they all share is their title: It’s always the same generic title with the addition of a 3, letting us debunk them as mere photoshop. This one on the other hand, Looks to be completely made from scratch, using unique “paint chipping” on the letters with a much broader “spat” under the 4.
Now, that doesn’t actually prove this is legit, but it does mean that whoever did this has put a good deal of effort into it.
It would seem that the devs on twitter have just confirmed the site to be a hoax.
You are right, my math was off! The timer is set to expire at midnight on the 21st.
But If this is real countdown form vale,somebody kill me at 21th aug.
There’s another leak, and it seems to be a bit more convincing.
So much disappoint, the countdown never even got down to its last 8 hours.
The worst thing is that when you go to the page you will find a video with the music of Portal 2… I always think that it would be a screamer or something but they still trolled us
The site apparently was fake, meaning there’s no announcement at this GamesCom. But that doesn’t disprove the leak that valve had during the Dota 2 Tournament Tour of the office.
I’ve been hear that IGN,Found a Picture taken by Valve..
I’ve been hear that IGN,Found a Picture taken by Valve, Copy & paste you will see the Vid.
Haha what a lovely Troll the l4d3.ru site was. I was half expecting a rickroll when the timer finished I got Glados Rolled instead to which I enjoyed. If anyone bothered doing their research on the Gamescon site it said that Valve were promoting PC only tech ie Steam an theyre booth was tiny. If they were gonna announce something like Source2 then itd be all glitter sparkles and a press only man cave just like when HL2 was visually revealed. Only Valve can get away with Trolling their fans… I wonder why.
Dont forget Treyarch. They troll their fans 2. also I agree with the shizzle hippo said about GC valve wouldnt announce their engine on a crappy russian host. Theyd show it ofF. Go search UTUBE for the original source press videos from a century ago then youll see how Fatty Newalls brain works. XD
This website is fake! Because .ru is a Russian domain zone, and i don’t think that Valve will register a domain in a domain zone of another country.
um. valve makes games for russia too. l4d2 was and is still in russia. so maybe it will release for russia earlier than america, due to lack of items and updates in the l4d2 game for russians. but that depends if the timer is real or not
Can anyone tell me when left 4 dead 3 si out on playstation 4 please..?
all l4d3 needs is the abilty to run and kick.We also need escort missions and a tower defense mode.