Tuesday, 4 August 2009

New Left 4 Dead content

Valve have announced a new DLC pack for Left 4 Dead that is slated to be released sometime in September. The pack, titled 'Crash Course' will mainly comprise of a streamlined versus mode component and most importantly a whole new campaign level.

Now, with what happened in regards to Left 4 Dead 2 (you know, the whole fanboy war/online petition stuff) I'm going to be incredibly diplomatic for once. I'm reserving my judgement. The reason being that this content is free, only for those on the PC version. XBOX Live users have to pay 560 MS Points for the pleasure. Strikes me as a little weird that half the fans get it free and the others don't. I'm hoping that this is genuine miscommunication, but it's more likely that it's an underhanded attempt at starting a flamewar equalling in more page hits for Shacknews.

Wait and see, and for god's sake, don't go signing any online petitions.

The Faux Bot


Justtherightbullets said...

I think people will pay anyway, I probably will. Gaming is so expensive that consoles and games are more than ever luxury items, 200 for a new console 40 for a new game, they know people will put their hands in their pockets for the extra 5,6 or 7 for the DLC.

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Bojack85 said...

Too right they should pay. Serves people right they get free content then moan when a better sequel is announced, which clearly has too much new content to be classed as DLC. The backlash for L4D2 was completely unessecary especially from a 2 mintue teaser. Valve has always been supportive to their community and always will be even when they bitch and moan. If Valve tell me a sequel is needed then i believe them and I for one dont mind paying for additional content.