A tease for Left 4 Dead 3 may just have been discovered, implying that Valve can actually count to three when they really want to.
A reference to a third entry in the Left 4 Dead franchise was found in a Valve employee’s development tutorial, reigniting the hope that we’ll soon be slaying zombies with chums once more.
The screen in question was quickly taken down and replaced with one without that cheeky folder, but ValveTime managed to save the image for all to see.
Take a look for yourself below.
Several folk have observed that since the file list in the screenshot was scrolled in such a way that the Left 4 Dead 3 folder was at the top, this was an intentional tease.
Other still have pointed out that there’s a good chance all Valve employees have folders for Left 4 Dead 3, Portal 3, and even (whisper it) Half-Life 3.
Back in 2014, the co-creator of Counter-Strike actually said that Left 4 Dead 3 was in development at that time and looked great. However, he no longer works at Valve so who knows?
Personally, I reckon this is just Valve fucking with us again. They seem to enjoy doing that.
Ewan Moore is a journalist at UNILAD Gaming who still quite hasn’t gotten out of his mid 00’s emo phase. After graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with a BA in Journalism & Media Studies (thanks for asking), he went on to do some freelance words for various places, including Kotaku, Den of Geek, and TheSixthAxis, before landing a full time gig at UNILAD in 2016.