Left 4 Dead Slips To 2008

Left 4 Dead, the rather impressive looking co-operative survival horror game by Turtle Rock Studios and Valve, has now officially been delayed until 2008. “We’re saying early 08… Really we just want to make sure that when it’s released it’s great.” commented Valve’s Chet Faliszek when speaking to Eurogamer at QuakeCon.

In Left 4 Dead up to four players take control of the four main characters of the game as The Survivors who play through a range of levels – such as urban cities, small hamlets, wooded rural settings, shopping malls and other such locations – and fight of The Infected, which are humans who have been infected with a mutated form of rabies resulting in 28 Days Later style zombies. The four players then fight through each level and try to reach a goal. Four subsequent players can join the server and take control of the larger, more powerful Infected with unique abilities amongst the other AI Infected.

A huge selection of weapons will be available in the game with uzi submachine guns, pump shotguns, molotov cocktails, and pipe bombs on show for the survivors. The game will also boast survivor bots for those that want to play through the game in single player. A big change from other titles is that the game will feature full body awareness in which the players will be able to see their own bodies, another change is that instead of dying when standing players will first knocked down and can then shoot from a downed position to defend themselves until helped by another Survivor.