The Left 4 Dead 2 boycott is back in the news and this time, it got personal. So personal that Valve flew the leaders of the movement to Valve headquarters in Washington to look at the game they promised thousands they wouldn’t stand for and they came back with positive words to say about the upcoming sequel. “As for L4D2, things seemed balanced and ‘tight’ and did not feel like a rushed job,” wrote one the leaders in a Steam group post. “What we can say with confidence is that the quality of gameplay in Left 4 Dead 2 is not in question; and it will only get better.”
Though the boycott charter has not changed, the post has gained mixed reactions amongst the boycott group, with some claiming the leaders were “brainwashed by Valve,” while others praised the move by the company. Despite their demands, the leaders were able to obtain some information from their trip. In the same post, one leaders mentions that “4v4 matchmaking is supposed to drop before the release of Left 4 Dead 2.” While in another post, they go on to say that there will be more DLC after Crash Course.
It should come as no surprise that these events have inspired new boycott groups to emerge, particularly for Episode 3. Beat the Left 4 Dead 2 boycott numbers and maybe Valve will fly you out to their offices?