Valve: Left 4 Dead DLC Was Planned for Pre-E3 Release, 'Didn't Message Correctly'

When Valve announced Left 4 Dead 2 before mentioning that it would also be releasing Left 4 Dead 1 DLC, it caused many fans expecting an update before a full-priced sequel to cry foul.

Now Valve writer Chet Faliszek says the L4D1 DLC coming in September, dubbed Crash Course, was originally intended to be released prior to E3 and Left 4 Dead 2's announcement.

"I think in this case we just didn't message correctly," said Faliszek to Offworld. "We didn't make it clear that Left 4 Dead was still going to be updated. We just didn't think to mention it, we were focusing on other stuff."

"We, internally, always knew we were going to do cool new stuff, so we didn't say anything about the original game," he added. "Of course we also intended to get the Crash Course DLC for L4D out before E3, but some things held us up."

"I think if we had that out before the Left 4 Dead 2 announcement, then it would have been clearer for our intentions. Losing the opportunity to get that right hurt us, but I think we made the right choices otherwise."

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    August 19, 2009 1:52 PM

    They are releasing FREE content for L4D and they expect me to pay for L4D2?!

    I am officially boycotting L4D2 now! What a rip off! >:[


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      August 19, 2009 2:08 PM

      wonderful revisionist history

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        August 20, 2009 3:15 AM

        Valve always said they were releasing free content for L4D. The only people revising history are the ones who got outraged that Valve would have the audacity to make a sequel to a popular game.

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      August 19, 2009 2:26 PM

      More like Septembers news.

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