Payday: The Heist - No Mercy revealed as Valve/Overkill cooperation

The rumored collabortation between Valve's Left 4 Dead team, and Payday: The Heist's Overkill Software, didn't turn out to be everything we hoped it would be, but it still ended up being pretty cool nonetheless.

First the good news, the collaboration will involve a crossover of Left 4 Dead and Payday. It is not, however, a full prequel to the Left 4 Dead series as was rumored. It will instead be a single downloadable mission for Payday that takes place in Left 4 Dead's "Mercy Hospital." 

Right now, Valve is saying that the mission is not a canonical prequel, but that it will feature a brief cameo from one of Left 4 Dead's characters. "This is a 100% Overkill made mission forPayday: The Heist simply set in Mercy Hospital from the Left 4 Dead series," Valve told Shacknews. "It is not telling the origins of the Infection and is not canon. There is a little cameo from one of the L4D characters (the comic should give you a hint) and a fun little easter egg with a payoff later in Left 4 Dead. Just us having some fun with a we are friends with and who have also made a great co-op game."

The trailer - which originated this information - was briefly posted online before being taken down, however you can still view it on Shacknews. It portrays the DLC level as a prequel to Left 4 Dead, but Valve has said that is merely the result of over-excited marketing people taking things a step too far.


  • Shinard - June 25, 2012 12:21 p.m.

    Gotta be Bill, hasn't it? I mean, he's the one in the comics who starts off in the Mercy hospital.
  • TartanSpartan01 - June 18, 2012 11:51 a.m.

    i read on another site that supposedly the 'easter egg' was an item in the dlc that referenced a l4d campaign,they then speculated about about it being plane tickets leading to the dead air level,or possibly the gnome from l4d 2. of course i just made that up. but it will be something like that.the l4d character will be the black guy from the first game
  • CrashmanX - June 18, 2012 10:51 p.m.

    Wait so you're saying it'll be one of the only 8 characters from the two games that'll make an appearance? Who woulda guessed?
  • Crypto140 - June 18, 2012 10:46 a.m.

    What did they mean by "a fun little easter egg with a payoff later in Left 4 Dead"?
  • ParagonT - June 18, 2012 10:22 a.m.

    Too...much...bullets... No seriously, that's way too much shooting.

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