Valve is affirming that all that hardship on mods for the original game will be a-okay in Left 4 Dead 2, but understandably would "work better" once recompiled.
Chet Faliszek of Valve gave the news and talked up the positive response from the mod community, contrary to "disingenuous" boycotter comments. It's out this November 17th.
"For modders, everything they make in Left 4 Dead will work in Left 4 Dead 2," said Faliszek during an event in London, reports .
"It'll work better if they bring it into Left 4 Dead 2 and recompile it for Left 4 Dead 2, using some of the additions we've made, but it'll work out of the box as well. We just want to make sure that anyone who's making a mod now knows that their time's going to be well spent."
A boycott has started but Valve are determined to dismiss the movement as complete over reaction, and intend to prove it by unveiling their trademark level of support for the original game.
"We need to have some way that those fans who buy the new game and own the old game, or want to pick up the old the game... We've talked about some kind of way for all of that to work. We don't have anything concrete yet that we can say. But definitely we've thought about community and we've thought about those worlds," explained Faliszek.
As for the modding community of Left 4 Dead...
"We've talked with a lot of those guys. That's one of those things - seeing people saying that modders are having a reaction against it, and having just traded 10 emails with these guys and I know their reaction to it, we've talked about it, and they're OK with it. They understand. So that's kind of disingenuous." In your face you no-good tree hugging liberals! Valve FTW!