Left 4 Dead Port Confirmed For PS3
Unless you're a raving optimist when it comes to future game potential - like us! - you may want to either cry or laugh at the following bit of news.
In the realm of the survival/horror genre, most fans are anxiously anticipating Resident Evil 5. For now, the only other decent possibility is the downloadable title, SIREN: Blood Curse, as Eden and Atari's Alone in the Dark was mostly a dud. But RE5 won't arrive until 2009, and the only other really promising survival/horror game - Left 4 Dead - was a Xbox 360 and PC exclusive...until today. If you check out this leaked pic from this month's Official PlayStation Magazine, you can see that PS3 owners will also get the game. But there are several facts that may make you cringe: 1. it's another silly port, 2. it's a Valve game, and 3. EA is going to be handling much of the duties "in-house," which is what they did with The Orange Box. The PS3 version of that game didn't turn out so hot, especially in regards to the online component.
Left 4 Dead for the 360 and PC has a November 4, 2008 release, but we don't know when the PS3 version will hit store shelves. Of course, if they muck it up again, you probably don't really care. But hey, EA has said, very clearly, that they've "caught up" in terms of PS3 development, and just because Valve are a bunch of elitist PCers living in the past doesn't mean they can't make a great survival/horror game. Right?
Related Game(s): Left 4 Dead
8/2/2008 Ben Dutka