Valve: Left4Dead demo coming to PC and 360

Valve: Left4Dead demo coming to PC and 360

Valve says there will be a demo for Left4Dead on the PC and Xbox 360, but they don't know when.

Valve's Gabe Newell has confirmed that a single and multiplayer demo for co-op zombie shooter Left4Dead is on the way for both the Xbox 360 and PC.

The bad news though is that Gabe has absolutely no idea when the demo will be available.

"I don't know what the date is for release [of the demo] though. I think it's going to contain the first part of one of the campaigns. I think it'll probably be Hospital but I'm not sure," said Gabe in an interview with Videogamer.

Currently, with Left4Dead lined up for a release in late November, the sensible money is on a demo hitting Steam at the start of November - though there's no way to be sure as Valve tend to be a little bit unpredictable with things like this.

Left4Dead is Valve's latest project and has a strong focus on teamplay, with four players teaming up to survive a zombie apocalypse. Central to the action though is the new AI Director technology which monitors how players behave and customises the flow and position of zombies, as well as the difficulty of the game, to keep players in a gaming sweet spot.

We had a go with Left4Dead not long ago and were thoroughly impressed with...well, everything! You can check out our thoughts in our hands-on Left3Dead preview, or you can check out our interview with writer Chet Faliszek.

Are you planning on picking up a copy of Left4Dead? Let us know that, and your zombie survival plan in the forums.


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Jack_Pepsi 11th September 2008, 11:50 Quote

I hope it's out before Annual Gift Fest, that'd make me extremely happy, even if it is a demo.
BlackMage23 11th September 2008, 11:51 Quote
Must have it now!!!!!!
Mentai 11th September 2008, 11:53 Quote
I'll just be preordering this regardless. Valve have never let me down before :D
Baz 11th September 2008, 11:54 Quote
game will be out November 29th - if it isn't I'm flying to valve to pry it from Gabe's hands myself - WANT!
DaMightyMouse 11th September 2008, 12:02 Quote
Words fail to express the excitement and anticipation!!! Must have NOW!!!
Arkanrais 11th September 2008, 12:06 Quote
saw this game on, and ****! I want now! who wants to buy one of my kidneys so I can upgrade my hardware to play this?
must get this. essential zombie survival guide training here and a kickass looking game.
Silver51 11th September 2008, 12:07 Quote
Originally Posted by Baz
game will be out November 29th - if it isn't I'm flying to valve to pry it from Gabe's cold, undead hands myself - WANT!

I'll bring the crowbar.
Krikkit 11th September 2008, 12:22 Quote
Damn, bring us the demo now tbh! :p

I'm really looking forward to this game... It's going to be an expensive autumn for gamers. :(
BigD79 11th September 2008, 12:59 Quote
no PS3 version, gutted. Think my PC will crash by just placing the game case next to it!
Whalemeister 11th September 2008, 13:12 Quote
This has to be one of my most anticipated games coming out in the near future, I can't wait!!!! Must have now!!!!
Nikumba 11th September 2008, 13:19 Quote
I take it you can have more than 4 peopole on a server, and 4 are random picked to be the humans?
roshan 11th September 2008, 13:29 Quote
I am looking forward to play it.I had no problems with any valve game ,since those do not ask for extream end pc's to play.A lesson for Crysis.Long last valve.......
Votey 11th September 2008, 13:43 Quote
"You can check out our thoughts in our hands-on Left3Dead preview"

No way, there's a prequel?!?!
[USRF]Obiwan 11th September 2008, 13:46 Quote
If valve's is making it I would buy it, even if it is a 'my little pony' like game ;D
pendragon 11th September 2008, 17:59 Quote
well i just crawled out from under the rock i've been living under, and I'm very intrigued! Valve is one company that really has their head on straight, so to speak, and as such I have good expectations for this
PhoneyVirus 11th September 2008, 18:55 Quote
I can't wait for this release knowing that the game is going to be good as The Orange Box or even better, an I might buy it from Steam. But for now SPORE is on desktop *_* Boo Ya Baby.
johnnyboy700 11th September 2008, 19:01 Quote
From what I've seen, both screen shots and text, I think this will be a real cracker and I'm definitely looking forward to this one.
Darkefire 11th September 2008, 20:55 Quote
I hate zombie horror movies. I hate survival horror games. I want this game. Such is the power of Valve.
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