As some of you know, I’m kind of a huge nut about most things Valve-related. Whether it’s head crabs, crowbars, portals, layzorz, scouts, I’m all about it. Another thing I’m a huge fan of is Zombies. Also, co-op play. Mashing all these things together like potatoes gives you Valve’s upcoming gave Left 4 Dead.
So, it was to my delight that Gabe Newell confirmed that a Left 4 Dead demo is going to be hitting XBox Live and the PC soon. If I’m frothing at the mouth, it’s not the T-Virus, it’s just that I’m so happy.
The really cool news is that the demo is going to feature some playable portions from the hospital campaign (which is one of but four campaigns in the game) in both a single player AND a co-op mode.
To me, this is the best thing that Valve could have done for gamers. The 4 player co-op for Left 4 Dead looks to be so engrossing and entertaining, it’s one of the primary reasons (besides the undead) that I’m anxiously awaiting the release. Personally, co-op for me is becoming the multiplayer standard, much more than any versus mode.
What do you guys think? Excited about Left 4 Dead? Are you guys as thrilled about co-op in games as I am?