With the announcement of Left 4 Dead 2 coming in November at this year's E3, Valve has had a bit of a rough patch with the Left 4 Dead community; boycott pledges.
Only recently did Valve reveal a free campaign addition to the original game, and was summarily accused of banging out a quickie. Not so defends Valve, it was a pre-E3 thing.
"We didn't make it clear that Left 4 Dead was still going to be updated. We just didn't think to mention it, we were focusing on other stuff," said Chet Faliszek, speaking with .
"We, internally, always knew we were going to do cool new stuff, so we didn't say anything about the original game. Of course we also intended to get the Crash Course DLC for L4D out before E3, but some things held us up."
"I think if we had that out before the Left 4 Dead 2 announcement, then it would have been clearer for our intentions. Losing the opportunity to get that right hurt us, but I think we made the right choices otherwise," he added.
Valve has done what it can to placate the disgruntled fans of the franchise, promising until they are in blue in the face that support will be continuing for Left 4 Dead. Are you upset with Valve over their Left 4 Dead 2 plans? Gotover the PS3's Orange Box?