Valve's unveiling of Left 4 Dead 2 has been met with mixed reaction, but for over 15,000 players it's terrible news and they want nothing to do with it.
While developer Valve has promised additional content and updates for Left 4 Dead, a significant slice of the community has banded together requesting Valve "honour" commitments.
The ardent fans want Valve to keep their heritage of periodic support for titles, and even want Left 4 Dead 2 as either a free update or come discounted for owners of the original.
The sequel adds five new campaigns, four new characters, the city of New Orleans and a bunch of reworked weapons, plus new bosses and a better AI director. Are you a L4D fan who's worried about Valve leaving you in the lurch?
Here ares list of grievances:
- The release of Left 4 Dead 2 as a stand-alone sequel will split the communities and decrease the quality of multiplayer gaming.
- The announced content of Left 4 Dead 2 does not warrant a stand-alone, full-priced sequel and should instead become updates (free or otherwise) for Left 4 Dead.
- Left 4 Dead has not yet received the support and content which Valve has repeatedly stated will be delivered.
- The release of Left 4 Dead 2 will make Left 4 Dead an obsolete purchase and inferior piece of software after only one year since release.
Left 4 Dead 2 is being released on Xbox 360 and PC this November 17th, see below for the E3 teaser trailer.