Left 4 Dead 3 Teased via a Valve Developer Tutorial

L4D3HeaderIt could be just a case of Valve pulling a prank, but even a rumor of threequels for their games popping up tends to turn some heads. The studio is in a rare position, where their entire catalog of titles happens to be right at the point that all the series have a third game as the next anticipated release.

A Left 4 Dead 3 hint recently popped up. Valve developer Tristan Reidford made a tutorial for their Destinations Workshop tools, and the 8th image happened to reveal a folder titled “left4dead3” sitting there out in the open.

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While in itself this could’ve been just a mistake or red herring, there are a few signs pointing to another answer. The photo in itself was replaced a short time later, removing the reference to Left 4 Dead 3. The community then began to consider Reidford’s playing habits, and it was discovered that he and other Valve developers have been playing a lot of Left 4 Dead 2. So much in fact (348 hours), that it’s mathematically impossible to play that much in the span of two weeks.

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What third game from Valve do you want to come out first? Half-Life 3, Left 4 Dead 3, DOTA 3, Team Fortress 3, or Portal 3?  (Featured Image came via Moviepilot)