We’d previously heard that Payday: The Heist developers Overkill are working on a game with Valve, but details were scant – all we knew is that it was Left 4 Dead related. Our megapals over at CVG cite a source as saying that it’s going to be a Left 4 Dead prequel which details the genesis of the zombie uprising.
“As perceptive gamers will have noticed, several hints have recently been dropped into Payday: The Heist, which has led to various rumors,” the original statement from Overkill read. “We are excited to be able to confirm that an in-depth collaboration between Overkill and Valve is currently in production. We are working on a very cool blend of Payday and Left 4 Dead.”
It’s a really nice idea for a collaboration. In Left 4 Dead you’re the good guys. In Payday, you’re the bad guys. Combining of the two, you could be a bunch of morally grey guys. Also, it’s a prequel, and everyone loves prequels, right? If not, don’t worry: Overkill are also working on a sequel to Payday: The Heist.
Actually Overkill isn't working with Sniper Elite 2 developers, they are working with the publishers, 505 Games, I guess. About the sequel thing, Bo (Overkill's CEO) said that it's a hoax and said it's only something about a hospital, a 'No Mercy' port maybe.
Let's hope they'll at least switch to a new engine.
Hahahahaha... oh you funny guy. L4D was brilliant. Awesome story, awesome atmosphere, hilarious and freaky/scary at the same time and f*cking superbly fluent and fun (AND replayable) co-operative experience!
The Left 4 Dead franchise is indeed brilliant. The games just offer the most chaotic fun you'll ever have. I had some memorable moments with friends in this games. My only complaint about game number 2 was the poor characters, except Nick of course.
If this is true and it's a prequel, then Valve really can't count to three.
EDIT: The video was marked as private some minutes ago, it seems they didn't mean to show the trailer now. For those who didn't watch it, it's a new downloadable heist for Payday where they have to steal a blood sample in a quarantined zone on Mercy Hospital, the same hospital from Left 4 Dead, but it happens before the outbreak.
EDIT 2: It seems Valve didn't like the information leak, the video was deleted from the main page. Happily, some guys reuploaded it, so enjoy!
This post has been edited by AlexLB on Saturday, Jun 16 2012, 01:17