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Valve: Left 4 Dead Has 50-50 Shot Of Coming To PlayStation 3

In some ways, this is good news, in others...well, it just proves once again that Valve's bias seems to be standing in the way of objectivity when it comes to the PlayStation 3.

Obviously, Left 4 Dead for the PS3 is still just a rumor, and it's well known that Valve (and especially Gabe Newell) isn't a fan of Sony's next-gen machine. However, as any developer should do, Valve has been "evaluating what's happening the marketplace," and now, they may have to rethink their stance a bit. As a result, Left 4 Dead is suddenly more of a possibility. According to CVG, Valve's Doug Lombardi had this to say about the situation:

"We're always evaluating what's happening in the marketplace and certainly something that's happening in the last couple of months is that Sony's managed to sell some boxes. So whether or not you like developing for that platform, if they've got millions of people connected to that platform and buying their games you have to take it seriously. They're in the race now, so we've got to re-evaluate that for what it is."

Of course, they still say the PC is their primary format and due to the obvious hardware similarities, the Xbox 360 is second on the studio's list. But at the same time, taking the previous comments into consideration, Lombardi did say there's a "50-50" chance that Left 4 Dead will come to the PS3. However, he did add there's "zero chance" of it arriving any time in 2008, which means it's something PS3 owners would have to wait for, either way. But beyond all this, we do have a small problem with the statements made...

Look, if you were "evaluating the marketplace" all the time, you should've been able to conclude the PS3 was on the steady rise as of very early 2008. The PS3 has been outselling the 360 for months now, and most every other major developer on earth has realized that embracing Sony's console would probably be a good idea. As far as we're concerned, the only reason Valve didn't is because they just don't like the system. Which is fine; just don't hide behind this, "oh, gee, the PS3 is 'in the race now'" nonsense. They were always in the race. The PS3's position has changed of course, but it was never going to withdraw, and it certainly was never standing on the sidelines.

Related Game(s): Left 4 Dead

8/22/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (31 posts)

WaR_HaWk
Friday, August 22, 2008 @ 10:36:20 PM
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now they r talking. money will solve evrything. i cannot wait for TF2 addon.

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AntDC
Friday, August 22, 2008 @ 10:47:48 PM
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Gabe Newell's a retard with that childish perspective on the gaming industry. If he doesn't like the ps3, yet is willing to port the game over for money, then I can't see this game having much effort put into it.

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WaR_HaWk
Friday, August 22, 2008 @ 10:57:59 PM

GAbe Newill is Big piece of FAT SH*T.He's also a MORON

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Qubex
Sunday, August 24, 2008 @ 8:29:11 AM

Pias bastard!!!

Q!

"aLL RoAdS LeAd ToO HoMe

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fatchad420
Friday, August 22, 2008 @ 10:59:05 PM
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Don't care Valve PS3 = Crap. Valve is and always will be behind the times. They're still using the same engine they've been using for 6 years. Even when it comes to the PC they fail at integrating new hardware into their games. They can only ride on the brand name for so long...

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Dustinwp
Friday, August 22, 2008 @ 11:07:15 PM

Totally agree with fatched420 on this. Plus their is way better survival horror games coming out that even if it was available for PS3 it wouldn't even be on my buy list.

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flux equals rad
Friday, August 22, 2008 @ 11:03:38 PM
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Let valve evaluate the 'marketplace', while the marketplace (ps3 users) ultimately decides not to purchase an inferior port.

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Qubex
Sunday, August 24, 2008 @ 8:30:25 AM


lol!!!

Q!

"aLL RoAdS LeAd ToO HoMe"

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Booshwa
Friday, August 22, 2008 @ 11:23:00 PM
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50% shot of nothing, or a 50% shot of a inferior xbox port? That is a tough decision...

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Scarecrow
Saturday, August 23, 2008 @ 12:32:08 AM
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lol like we care?
pfft I hope they do release it and no one buys it.

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AceTatsujin
Saturday, August 23, 2008 @ 12:53:28 AM
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Just wait for the big games to come out, the PS3 is going to take over the 360 by 2009 or 2010, it's a matter of time before he realizes it.

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SpinningBeat
Saturday, August 23, 2008 @ 2:15:51 AM
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Meh, I rather get the portal sequel or whatever.

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Advent Child
Saturday, August 23, 2008 @ 2:45:37 AM
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I might very well get it, but certainly not for the PS3. If I want a Valve game I will get the game on a Valve loved system... the PC.

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cheng
Saturday, August 23, 2008 @ 4:35:17 AM
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"They're in the race now", i copied this line so i can say they are always in the race, its a marathon not a sprint!!...but then i figured ben beat me to it...just wonder, WHY does valve hate PS3?? Its a really great machine after all...

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Xanavi23
Saturday, August 23, 2008 @ 6:55:17 AM
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Man...F*** Gabe Newell, hes a condescending prick. This makes it official, even that remark now ENSURES i'll never buy a Valve game. Hes an idiot, "managed to sell some boxes"...idiot.

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Minishmaru
Saturday, August 23, 2008 @ 10:09:44 AM
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man...i'd love to punch gabe in the face. lets make a game called "PUNCH GABE...IN THE FACE!!!" I bet thatd sell alot more than a crappy valve port

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Reccaman18
Saturday, August 23, 2008 @ 11:23:19 AM
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No one needs a mediocre zombie game. We have too many zombie games to begin with. Unless this game adds new flavor to the genre, I will overlook it for something worth my time, like Resistance. I wish Bandai Namco would reconsider their stance on Beautiful Katamari. It seems like a slap in the face to not have one of the PS2 and PSP's most popular games to not come out for the PS3.

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Reccaman18
Saturday, August 23, 2008 @ 1:36:41 PM

Which area are you referring to? The US? Cause so far this year the 360 has yet to out sell the PS3 for 7 months and going. The 360 was dominating, but not anymore. And last time I checked, the PS3's online community is pretty damn strong.

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karneli lll
Saturday, August 23, 2008 @ 2:11:56 PM
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such comments make me wonder if valve is having a change of heart, realized the ms ship is sinking have we?

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Daedusian
Saturday, August 23, 2008 @ 7:11:19 PM
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Do they just not like it because they're too dumb or something... I don't get it.

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Frankz
Saturday, August 23, 2008 @ 8:28:23 PM
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This is a bit odd because you can pre-order the PS3 version of Left 4 Dead in the UK right now. The release date is being listed as 7th November 2008.

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Joema
Saturday, August 23, 2008 @ 10:21:34 PM
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No one is going to wait untill 2009 for an xbox port. And console preferences aside, anyone who is "evaluating what's happening in the marketplace" would be developing for the wii, as the wii is currently winning the "race"

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Joema
Sunday, August 24, 2008 @ 10:26:09 PM

tmacman, use your own head. iirc manhunt 2 was scheduled for a release on the wii, at one point anyways. And now "the most violent game of all time" (forgot the name) is coming out for wii. so its obviously not as friendly as Nintendo would have us perceive.

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AceTatsujin
Saturday, August 23, 2008 @ 10:48:22 PM
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360 fanboys need to go to www.xbox.com -- Okay? thank you.

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Bugzbunny109
Saturday, August 23, 2008 @ 11:25:07 PM

Yah! thanks for the link, lol just kidding

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GamerKid123
Sunday, August 24, 2008 @ 7:22:28 AM
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Valve are just a buch of sad dudes who have been payed too much by microsoft to turn a blind eye to Sony... a bunch of crap if you ask me.

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Bugzbunny109
Sunday, August 24, 2008 @ 4:19:13 PM

.....dumbass

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Xanavi23
Sunday, August 24, 2008 @ 6:13:08 PM

Last time i checked, i have 60$ in my pocket every year courtesy of Sonys PSN being free...so even if the PSN isn't "as good" Live...who cares...our **** is free man.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Sunday, August 24, 2008 @ 10:31:23 PM
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General rule, everyone: Tmacman is just a recurring troll who gets banned immediately. Don't bother to respond to anything he says; he'll disappear every time.

He can play these games with us forever, but as it takes us about four seconds to ban the account and the IP, it's really no trouble at all. So Tmacman, if you read this and you really believe you're causing any sort of inconvenience...well, we all have fun laughing at you, at the very least.

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Joema
Sunday, August 24, 2008 @ 10:46:04 PM

Lol, my bad Ben. But now i look like an idiot for replying to my own post and arguing with someone who isn't there XD

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JPBooch
Monday, August 25, 2008 @ 8:20:15 AM
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Now if I could only get yesnetwork.com to ban the Met and Red Sox trolls I could live in piece and harmony....great job Ben ;)

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