Valve attempting cross-game play between Left 4 Dead titles

Slapping a zombie across the face with a melee weapon in the south sounds fun but what if I want to go back to the farm and escape waves of zombies by hopping on an armored personnel carrier without swapping discs or loading different games? Valve might just have us covered on that, as they are attempting to allow players with Left 4 Dead to play with those who are playing Left 4 Dead 2. “That’s something that we’re trying to work out the details of right now,” Valve VP of Marketing, Doug Lombardi said to TVG. “So nothing specific to say today, but we understand that it’s a very valid thing to be working on and looking at.”

It may be enough to meet one of the demands being made by the 40,000 member Left 4 Dead 2 boycott group, which requests, “That Left 4 Dead 2 not be released as a stand-alone, full-priced sequel but as either a free update to Left 4 Dead or an expansion with full compatibility with basic Left 4 Dead owners.” The option for cross-game play would alleviate the concerns of split communities and could be the best solution for Left 4 Dead’s declining PC player numbers. Regardless, if Left 4 Dead 2 is high on your radar and you’re able to attend gatherings, then look for Left 4 Dead 2 at Comic-Con this year and if you’re not able to attend, look for a demo in the future alongside your pre-order of the zombie slapping sequel.

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