Valve Replies To L4D PS3 Rumor
The interpretation of the spoken word doesn't take much skill, but it does take attention and observation. The interpretation of the written word is that much more difficult, simply because we don't have the benefit of things like tone, facial expression, volume, and pronunciation. ...now that the linguistics lesson is over, let's get to the subject at hand.
As most of you know, it has been rumored that Left 4 Dead will come to the PlayStation 3. There has been evidence that the excellent Xbox 360 exclusive will make the leap to Sony's console; we've seen supposed pictures of the PS3 box (some claimed you could even pre-order it at Best Buy), and a UK retailer website actually listed the PS3 version for a June 5, 2009 release. However, neither Valve or EA will make any sort of confirmation or announcement. The only reply is recent, and...well, it's easy to spot the sarcasm, if you don't wish to take the words at face-value. In response to the suggestion that a PS3 port was making its way to store shelves on June 5, a Valve representative replied to CVG:
"Fantastic. I can't wait to see it."
Er...well, that certainly sounds sarcastic, especially because the implication is that the rep has never heard of a L4D PS3 project. Then again, it's not exactly a specific denial, so the optimist in us hopes for the best. There's really no knowing what will happen at this point, but Valve's icy relationship with the PlayStation brand may override EA's drive to make everything multiplatform. Who knows?
Related Game(s): Left 4 Dead
2/4/2009 Ben Dutka