Valve: Overkill not developing Left 4 Dead prequel

Chet Faliszek teases collaboration project.

Contrary to recent rumors, Overkill Entertainment is not developing a prequel to Left 4 Dead, according to Valve’s Chet Faliszek.

“We’re trying to be a little coy and a little fun because we want the communities to discover it,” Faliszek told PCGamesN, “but those guys are still making Payday: The Heist, we’re still making Left 4 Dead.”

Valve and Overkill are, however, working on a project together, as announced last month. According to Faliszek, the project “is kind of akin to how in TF2 you might see some other games’ weapons get translated and put into that game. We’re doing something similar to that, but it’s a little bit more involved.”

Pressed for more, he said: “I don’t want to give it away, because we want the community to explore and find it, but I want to make sure that people don’t think the prequel is coming. If that happens, then it will make this other thing we’re doing feel uncool, when the thing we’re doing is really cool. I mean, the problem is, if you make a rumour, and you can make the rumour anything, you’re going to make the rumour really, really cool. And that makes everything else sound less cool.”

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