GDC: Valve confirms Left 4 Dead left off PS3, moots Source for Wii

Speaking to videogaming247 at GDC today, Valve's Doug Lombardi has confirmed that highly anticipated zombie shooter Left 4 Dead will definitely not be making its way to PlayStation 3, and said that if the company were to tool up for a format outside PC and Xbox 360 it would be Wii.

"We were really crappy at bringing games to consoles," he said. He cited the time it took to move the original Half-Life games to console formats as an example of how the company had come "really late" to console development. He said that while the focus had always been on PC, the company had now moved up a gear to produce games simultaneously on Xbox 360 and PC, but that it had limited interest in developing for Playstation 3.

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UnblessedSoul3919d ago

but that it had limited interest in developing for Playstation 3.
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Yeah I bet you stupid retards, learn to program

decapitator3919d ago

Someone send them this link and tell them to STFU. Thanks.


socomnick3919d ago

Thing is they do know how to program they just dislike the ps3.

Panthers3919d ago

That is because Valve are douche bags. Their games would sell on the PS3 if they would just quit being fanboy devs.

SRuN43919d ago

Really? Cause last time I checked they haven't made a PS3 game yet.

decapitator3919d ago (Edited 3919d ago )

I highly doubt that he can code for the system. No developer will pass up an opportunity to make money unless they have been money-hatted by a different company. From a business point of view, it makes no sense.

That link should be a nice start for them. If they are still having problems with the basic stuff Insomniac have simplified for them, they can check the latest cross platform engine from Sony out:

hfaze3919d ago

That's just flat out bias or just being absolutely set in their ways to a fault...

Infinity Ward has put together a SOLID cross-platform engine with CoD4. It runs great on Windows, Xbox 360, AND PS3. Valve is just so set in their ways that they don't want to learn how to work with the PS3 architecture.

The 360 is a natural extension from PC/Windows architecture, they didn't have to learn much to adapt from Windows development.

The PS3 is more like a vector processing (SIMD) supercomputer, WAY different from PC/Windows development.

Gabe Newell may not be with Valve in body, but his spirit is still there... ;-)

jessupj3919d ago

Valve can go f**k themselves as far as I'm concerned. Half-life was a great game but thanks to their arrogance and stupidity I'll be avoiding their games in the future.

f4nb0i3919d ago

Talk about throwing the rattle out of the pram.

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PS360WII3919d ago

Yeah they really don't like developing outside of PC structure do they?

Silellak3919d ago

Well, I think it's more that they can do 360 and PC development in parallel because the code is so similar, but throwing in a PS3 version makes things that much more complicated and increases overall development time.

You can write for the 360 and the PC at the same time, but not for the PS3 and the PC at the same time, because PS3 architecture is significantly different than PC architecture. The PS1 and PS2 were the same way - in fact, they were supposedly a bit worse.

Sony has been working on remedying this issue - there's an article up right now about that very thing:

It's still not as close as 360/PC development, but it's a big step in the right direction.

decapitator3919d ago

It would seem so. Guess they do not really like making more profit than they normally would. Oh well, is their loss. They prefer developing only for the system with over 100% piracy activity.

Silellak3919d ago

Well, that's it folks. The console war is over. Pack it up - better luck next generation.

...okay maybe not. Looks like a fun game, but not the same level of HOLY CRAP exclusive like MGS4 or FF13. Especially because, like 95% of 360 exclusives, it's also going to PC.

I'll probably get it for the 360 though, if only to avoid cheaters/hackers/etc. that are sure to exist on the PC.

pwnsause3919d ago

thats why theres VAC though, but anyway I agree, tell them to STFU and learn to program.

RIPHDDVD3919d ago

Like I care about this trash with last gen graphics.

Silellak3919d ago

Judging games before they come out is *awesome*.

NEO_X3919d ago

disagree with such a quirky retort such as this.
Bubbles for you :)

p.s. now for my point
PS3 is doing fine with or without them, I really love the Orange box it is loaded with goodies but the attitude that Gabe comes with is so annoying at times

zonetrooper53919d ago

Still getting this game for the PC, so I can make maps for it and because it will be the best version. No it does not take a 2 grand computer to run most of the games on the Source engine.