Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2 are two of the most popular zombie games ever made. So when it was announced that a third game was in development, fans were understandably excited. Unfortunately, it was not to be, as the game was ultimately cancelled. So what exactly happened? Here’s a look at why Left 4 Dead 3 was cancelled.
The Development of Left 4 Dead 3:
Left 4 Dead 3 was announced in 2012, but very little was known about the game at that point. In fact, all that was really known was that it was in development and that it would be set in New Orleans. However, in the years that followed, more and more information about the game began to surface.
It was revealed that the game would feature four new survivors, as well as new zombies and enemies. The game would also introduce a new gameplay mechanic called “The Blood Harvest”, which would task players with collecting blood from fallen enemies.
Unfortunately, development on Left 4 Dead 3 hit a snag in 2014, when it was announced that the game had been delayed. Then, in 2015, it was revealed that the game had been cancelled outright.
So Why Was Left 4 Dead 3 Cancelled?
There are a few different reasons why Left 4 Dead 3 was cancelled. First and foremost, it’s important to note that the game was never officially announced by Valve. In fact, the only reason we even knew the game was in development was because of leaks.
It’s also worth mentioning that, by the time the game was cancelled, it had been in development for nearly three years. And in that time, the game had changed quite a bit. In fact, it’s been said that the game had been “completely rebooted” at least once during development.
Ultimately, it seems as though Valve simply lost interest in the project. And with other games like Half-Life: Alyx and Dota 2 taking up their time, it’s not hard to see why.
Left 4 Dead 3 was one of the most anticipated games of its time. Unfortunately, due to a variety of factors, the game was ultimately cancelled. While it’s disappointing that we’ll never get to play the game, we can take solace in the fact that we still have Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2 to enjoy.