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New evidence suggests Left 4 Dead 3 will be in VR

Published: 17/Jan/2020 19:50 Updated: 17/Jan/2020 20:43

by Albert Petrosyan


As Left 4 Dead fans desperately wait for any news regarding the potential release of a third game in the series, new information has surfaced that could further point to it being released in virtual reality.

It’s been over 10 years since Left 4 Dead 2 first released and there’s no telling how much longer fans will have to wait for the third installment of the popular multiplayer survival horror series.

While there have been plenty of leaks and rumors about L4D3, it’s always been nothing more than speculation, since there hasn’t even been official confirmation that the game is back in development after Valve allegedly canceled production back in 2017.

ValveLeft 4 Dead 2 released in November 2009 and fans are wondering when, or if, they’ll get the third installment.

However, on January 17, HTC president Alvin Wang Graylin posted something on Twitter that gave the indication L4D3 is not only in development, but will be released in VR.

Appearing at the Golden V awards, Graylin, who is the Vice-Chair for the Industry of VR Alliance and President of VR Venture Capital Alliance, made a presentation about the future of VR and included the game as part of it.

On the ‘2020 VR Trends’ slide of his presentation, Graylin suggested that “L4D3 and Half-Life: Alyx will drive consumer and AAA studio interest.”

Since Valve has not announced anything about L4D3 being in development, Graylin’s presentation may have given that away, in addition to revealing that it will be in VR.

Half-Life: Alyx VR, on the other hand, has been confirmed by Valve, so the fact that both were listed together by someone who knows what he’s talking about gives credence to the speculation that the next Left 4 Dead is indeed being developed.

However, with Half-Life: Alyx scheduled for a March 2020 release, it’s inevitably pushed L4D3 further down Valve’s pipeline, so it’s hard to formulate a potential time table for when it’ll be released.

It must be noted, the idea that L4D3 could be developed as a VR game isn’t new – it was initially leaked/suggested by Valve News Network creator Tyler McVicker, who stated, back on December 9, that “Left 4 Dead VR is real.”

Graylin’s January 17 presentation certainly reaffirms that initial leak, making it more and more likely that a VR version of Left 4 Dead will indeed be releasing after all.

UPDATE – January 17

Shortly following the publishing of this article, Valve released a statement to IGN claiming that they’re “absolutely” not currently developing L4D3, despite the recent flurry of leaks and Graylin’s presentation.

“We’ve seen rumors to this effect for the last couple of months,” Valve said in the statement. “We did briefly explore some Left 4 Dead next-gen opportunities a few years ago. But we are absolutely not working on anything L4D related now, and haven’t for years.”

“It’s clear some people are having fun creating misinformation to spin up the community and other outlets. Unfortunately, for now, a new L4D game is not something we’re working on.”


7 best players to buy for FIFA 21 FUT Champs Weekend League

Published: 27/Nov/2020 10:10

by Alex Garton


FIFA 21’s FUT Champs event goes live every weekend allowing players of all skill levels to compete for rewards. The question is, which meta players should you buy and how much do they cost?

The Weekend League is an event FIFA players look forward to competing in every weekend. The goal is to see how many wins a player can pick up in 30 online FUT Champs matches. The more wins you get, the better the rewards they receive at the end of the event.

As expected, FUT Champs matches are taken very seriously by much of the community, and competitors look for any advantages they can to pick up more wins. Well, one of the best methods for winning more games is to own the right cards before the Weekend League begins.

Each week we’re going to pick seven players you should consider adding to your squad before this weekend’s FUT Champs event, and include them here in this list. All prices in this article have been taken from FUTWIZ and are relevant at the time of writing.

Best FIFA 21 players to buy for FUT Champs

Federico Valverde

Federico Valverde plays for Real Madrid.

Price: 5k – 7k

Valverde is a great midfielder with a set of well-rounded stats. His standout attributes are his pace, acceleration, and physicality on the ball. On top of this, with 77 defense he makes a great option for CDM if necessary. At 5-7k, it’s hard to find a better midfield player for the price. Take a look at your squad and see if you can find a space for him, because you won’t regret it.

Ferland Mendy

Price: 69k – 100k

Another Real Madrid player, Mendy is a great addition to any defense and offers amazing pace and physicality. Playing without speedy full backs in this game is a crime, but that’s where the Frenchman has you sorted.

It’s also worth noting that he would make an incredible pairing with Valverde in your squad. There’s no denying that Mendy is on the pricier side, but if you have the coins, he’s a great investment ready for the Weekend League. Many meta players are also French, so connections are strong with this one.

Ousmane Dembele

Price: 11k – 14k

If you’re looking for a clinical finisher and don’t want to spend too many coins, look no further than Dembele. Not many have a better combination of sprint speed, acceleration, and finishing for this price – with five star weak foot to boot. He’s guaranteed to add a spark to your team.

Marcus Rashford

Price: 156k – 230k

In FIFA 21, Rashford does it all. With great pace and clinical finishing ability, Rashford is a solid pickup for this weekend’s FUT Champs event. An issue with some players is their ability to maintain energy throughout an entire match, with Rashford that’s never a worry as his card has an impressive 87 stamina. If you’ve got the coins, splash out on this speedster.

Joe Gomez

Joe Gomez is a center back for Liverpool.

Price: 62k – 90k

Joe Gomez is a center half that can keep up with strikers and bully them off the ball. If you find your defense is getting outpaced, or possibly carved open a little too easily, Gomez might be the solution. He pairs speed with physicality and can be a menace for strikers to deal with. Again, Gomez isn’t cheap but he’s a worthwhile pickup if you can afford him.

Raphael Varane

Price: 200k – 260k

Another Real Madrid player, Varane is a center-half you can always depend on. Like Gomez, Varane’s 82 pace means he can keep up with strikers and thwart dangerous attacking play. His 87 defending stat makes it difficult for strikers to get past him and his ability to intercept the ball is one of his standout attributes. Consider picking him up for the Weekend League if your defense is lacking.

Timo Werner

Price: 98k – 120k

If your team is lacking firepower in front of goal then Werner may be the perfect pickup before this weekend – if you don’t have him already. With 91 pace and 85 shooting, Werner will consistently put the ball in the back of the net and just seems to have an aura about him this year.

Sometimes it feels more difficult to nudge him off the ball than other strikers of a similar profile. For just over 100k, he’s great value and someone you should consider adding to your squad.

Hopefully, these players will aid you in FUT Champs this weekend and get you as many wins as possible. For more guides and all the latest FIFA news, stick with here at Dexerto.