Much like the zombies on which it is centered, Left 4 Dead
will continue to shamble on even after its premature death. Valve's Gabe Newell told Kotaku
that, despite the upcoming release of Left 4 Dead 2
, support will continue for the original, including "tools for Mod makers, community matchmaking, 4x4 matchmaking, and more new content during the coming months." Newell continued: "We also agree with our customers that there needs to be an interoperability plan for players of L4D1
, as multiplayer games are driven by the cohesiveness of their community."
Perhaps more notable than the continued support is the fact that numbering the series makes their names indistinguishable from that of Star Wars