Valve 'Doesn't Have Bandwidth' for PS3 Left 4 Dead

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Like the undead in Valve's upcoming shooter Left 4 Dead, the rumors of a PlayStation 3 version just won't die. But like the undead, the chances of that PS3 port just took a barrel full of buckshot to the face.

"We don't have the bandwidth [to do Left 4 Dead on PS3]" Valve co-founder Gabe Newell told 1UP. He added, "We're doing the 360 and PC version ourselves."

Still, Newell would not put the persistent rumors to rest. "For The Orange Box, EA did the PS3 version. They're interested in getting a PS3 version done. We just have to figure out where the resources can come from. We don't have the bandwidth. "

With just two months to go until the zombie-escape shooter's November 18 release on PC and Xbox 360 and no PlayStation 3 version in sight, if a PS3 edition does end up coming around, it will inevitably arrive late to the party, just like The Orange Box PS3.

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    September 23, 2008 2:38 PM

    Once again all my buddies with their PS3's are going to be screaming obscenities at me when i pick up my copy on release...

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      September 23, 2008 2:45 PM

      Source engine games just feel right on PC.. on top of the fact that it is an FPS.

      PC is the natural choice. Source engine games don't require a top of the line PC anymore.

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        September 23, 2008 2:56 PM

        I have a decent PC, but it is a couple of years outdated.. Ill be buying this for the PC over xbox version because of that reason :) The source engine is just so smooth and solid, I love it.

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          September 23, 2008 3:03 PM

          My PC is 5 years old. Seriously. :( And Source performs great on it. That said, I hope to replace this POS later this year. ;)

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            September 23, 2008 3:12 PM

            this game taxes your machine, better have good specs or you will be crying about lag.

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              September 23, 2008 3:25 PM

              when did you check it out? Pax?

              Or did you take a trip to Bellevue recently? We really need Mr. L to help us set up a Valve shackmeet.

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      September 23, 2008 4:05 PM

      Na I could care less and I own PS3. This is a game I would get for PC if I wanted it, which I don't. I'll be getting SOCOM (as long as it gets good reviews). It looks like the best upcoming online game

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        September 23, 2008 4:16 PM

        Not judging from what people in the beta are saying.

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        September 23, 2008 4:20 PM

        I've seen the game being played, it seems less polished than GRAW, felt like a low budget title.