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Left 4 Dead VR could be Valve's next game after Half Life: Alyx

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A potential Left 4 Dead VR game is apparently in the works, according to Valve News Network (opens in new tab)

Nothing has been officially confirmed, but after information leaked about Half Life: Alyx (opens in new tab) before it was announced, chances are we might be seeing Left 4 Dead VR become a reality very soon. There's also word that'll be getting some more news about Alyx at the Game Awards 2019. 

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An entire decade has passed us by since Valve released the second entry and folks everywhere have been waiting for Left 4 Dead 3 to finally surface. In a recent video (opens in new tab)from Valve News Network, they discuss lines of code that relate to Left 4 Dead data-mined from Steam VR, speculating that this signals that Valve's apocalyptic multiplayer hit is returning in some shape or form. With that tweet, they seem to be going a step further.

Interest in a third instalment has been circulating for quite some time. Just recently a concept trailer for Left 4 Dead 3 (opens in new tab) appeared online before Valve confirmed it was in fact a fake. Shortly before that, a series of screenshots surfaced that were allegedly environments from the elusive third game (opens in new tab). Turtle Rock Studios - the original developers behind the series - are currently working on Back 4 Blood (opens in new tab), which is a spiritual successor to Left 4 Dead with a whole host of new features. This new title looked set to fill the hole Left 4 Dead left behind it, but with this VR game said to be in the works, it might well bridge that gap.

We don't yet know when we might see any concrete evidence of this VR game or when it might get officially announced, but just knowing it could very well happen is exciting in and of itself. 

In other news, Half Life: Alyx could get a console version as Valve hasn't ruled anything out (opens in new tab)

Heather Wald
Heather Wald

I started out writing for the games section of a student-run website as an undergrad, and continued to write about games in my free time during retail and temp jobs for a number of years. Eventually, I earned an MA in magazine journalism at Cardiff University, and soon after got my first official role in the industry as a content editor for Stuff magazine. After writing about all things tech and games-related, I then did a brief stint as a freelancer before I landed my role as a staff writer here at GamesRadar+. Now I get to write features, previews, and reviews, and when I'm not doing that, you can usually find me lost in any one of the Dragon Age or Mass Effect games, tucking into another delightful indie, or drinking far too much tea for my own good.