DailyVania: The eventual release of Left 4 Dead on PS3

In today’s first installment of DailyVania, there will be two as an apology for yesterday, we’ll be looking at the Left 4 Dead series and it’s eventual release on Sony’s Blu-Ray machine. Portal 2 will already be hitting the land of Blu, so what’s the hold up with Left 4 Dead? Speculation time!

As aforementioned, Valve made quite an announcement at Sony’s E3 conference this year. They announced that Portal 2 will be seeing a multi-platform release. They also had nothing but praise for Sony’s platform. So when is Valve’s other franchise going to be reaching out to PS3 owners?

Valve have already reached out to a platform that hadn’t received any of their titles previously: the Mac. Via Steam, Mac users are now able to download titles such as Portal, Half-Life 2, and most recently, Left 4 Dead 2 along with all of it’s DLC. The DLC being  free of course, because Valve just loves their mouse and keyboard audience. The only platform now that hasn’t received Left 4 Dead is the PS3.

Valve’s own Gabe Newell has been quoted as describing XBox-Live’s infrastructure as being a “train wreck”. This reaction came about when speaking of Team Fortress 2 and it’s updates through XBox Live. He then went on to praise the PS3. That’s Team Fortress though, the topic at hand is Left 4 Dead. It’s obvious that Valve is satisfied with working on Sony’s hardware. Having Portal 2 on the platform should be enough proof to justify that. This leads me to believe that a Left 4 Dead release isn’t too far-off or uncanny on the PS3.

Perhaps we won’t see a compilation disc, containing both Left 4 Dead games and all their corresponding DLC, putting everything together in one nice package. But, Valve could go the Bioware route, and release the latest in the series. And possibly offer Left 4 Dead 1 at a later date, or just offer a brief summary of the events that took place during the game, possibly during a game install screen to make the wait worth something. Or maybe just offering up the recently concluded digital comics in the package to serve as a bridge towards Left 4 Dead 2′s scenario.

This release will of course be bundled with ‘The Passing’ and ‘The Sacrifice’, as well as the L4D 1 campaign: ‘No Mercy’. It’s a package that’s just bound to happen, and will certainly expand the series fanbase when it does so. How so?

As opposed to XBox Live members, PS3 owners are free to delve into the console’s online capabilities free of charge, excluding the incentive-heavy but optional Playstation Plus initiative. It wouldn’t be reasonable to state that this reason alone translates to more units of the PS3 sold than the 360, which in turn means more users just waiting to get their zombie-killing fix. But having Left 4 Dead on PS3 will in fact bring back a guaranteed number of players, that will come back when new updates and DLC are released. What do I mean by guaranteed? Well, PSN users don’t have to worry about their subscriptions running out, due to the fact that no such barriers exist for them, unless they have PS+. So Valve can safely offer content to this crowd and not be concerned about them not being subscribed to the online service for say, a month, or so. Money is tight, game prices don’t help that situation, and having to pay to use a console’s online features doesn’t help either.

To sum this all up, Left 4 Dead is just begging to be released on the PS3. Now that Left 4 Dead 2 has two, technically three, DLC campaigns out for download, Valve now has something to slap onto the PS3 version’s box-art, enticing players to purchase a complete package with extras and all. Now the waiting game commences. Comment below on whether you’d love Left 4 Dead to hit the PS3!

  • Rayek

    Gimme gimme gimme a zombie after midnight! :-D

  • fdasflasf

    Left 4 Dead & Left 4 Dead 2 with all DLC on 1 blu-ray disc = EPIC WIN!!!!

  • tarbis

    It would be interesting to see L4D games in the PS3 even though it’s late, I’m sure they put in some more content in the BD to compensate for being late.

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  • James

    Great article. I totally agree with you and love your opinions.

  • Joe

    I think Valve would do really well with a L4D 1/2 PS3 version. They could update anytime they want and they don’t have to charge for DLC if they want to keep the PS3 userbase happy. It would be a huge win for Valve without a doubt.

  • Bob

    THIS GAME IS SO AWESOME IT HAS TO BE ON PS3 !!!!! EVERYBODY WANTS IT

  • TMWL

    Personally as a 360 owner, I support this. I also own a PS3 but it broke and I don’t use it, but my assumption is that since valve wants to release updates free and the only reason they cost money on the 360 is because of micro$oft, I’m thinking sony will keep valve updates free and this will put pressure on micro$oft to do the same. Although admittedly they have had subscription internet vs. free sony internet, but that’s my hopes anyway.

  • danoman

    hell yea, i will be more than happy to play left 4 dead on the ps3

  • WoshJills

    The God of War Collection
    The Sly Collection
    The Ico/Colossus Collection
    The Price of Persia Collection

    The Green Box/Left 4 Dead Collection = updated graphics, trophies, L4D 1 and L4D 2 with all of the DLC on 1 bluray disc. FTW!!!

    Valve + Sony = Epicness.

  • Clos

    As much as it would sound good to have it on the ps3 and business wise also i higly doubt the game will touch a playstation console… Left 4 dead 3 if there is one will probably come out on it but i don’t think the first two will get onto it

  • Arturo Aquino

    i think it will happen eventually, but it would be great to play L4D on the ps3, cuz i don’t have a 360 but it’s really fun to play L4D with friends. i just can’t wait. it woud be awesome!.

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  • Trisha

    LOVE to have a L4D on the PS3! Come on I need to murk some zombies, can’t always be by my friends to play, release to the PS3. I don’t want to buy the xbox for just that game. PS3 is way better to play anyways, release it already!!!

  • Kratos

    EPIC game release the game on PS3 Pls..

  • 50 Cent

    It would be interesting to see L4D games in the PS3

  • 50 Cent

    It would be interesting to see L4D games on the PS3

  • hassan

    l4d n l4d2 on 1 cd for da ps3 now dat would be great.
    i will be happy to pay around 30 to 40 pound fot it keeping in mind how old it has gone

  • hoahdog

    I would love L4D on ps3 because I don’t want to buy an xbox just for L4D only

  • http://google.nl niels

    waneer komt die.

  • Jason Griffin

    If they can go back and do ANOTHER HD remake of RE 4 then they should definitely be able to go back and brings the greatest zombie game EVER to the PS3! I have them for 360 but I promise I’m still going to buy them if they appear on tbe PS3 because they are that awesome! Ill never get tired of L4D!!!

  • Speedynyan

    Ikr its all i used to play on xbox 360, BEST GAME EVAR!
    Only if it were on ps3 8D

  • Robyndu

    I kind of doubt that It’ll ever come to ps3, but I’d LOVE to see it happen and I’d totally buy it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jonkevius Jonkevius Henphill

    It need to left 4 dead on ps3