Left 4 Dead 2 Getting Steam Workshop Functionality Next Month
Left 4 Dead 2, the second game in Valve’s zombie co-op franchise, will have Steam Workshop functionality by the end of next month, Valve has announced. PC, Mac, and Linux gamers across Steam will, with the service, be able to share and download community-made levels, mods, and gametypes.
Popular with large-scale sandboxes like The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and hat-focused multiplayer shooters like Team Fortress 2, the Steam Workshop gives Steam users a place to upload, review, and download other player-made creations like mods, and will offer such functionality to Left 4 Dead 2. Valve has said, though, that the core functionality of the service will vary – more specifically allowing for “content to appear in the L4D2 world even more seamlessly based on the community’s response.”
As the “Mutation” gametypes have played a key role in L4D2’s life-cycle, users will also be given the tools to create their own gametype mutations, bending the rules of the game to create all new styles of play.
We’ve got no official launch date, but the Left 4 Dead Blog seeks to have it in your grubby hands by next month. We’ll do our best to hold them to that.
Of course, we have no power in such a situation, so we’ll merely ask Gabe Newell and his team nicely to release it by then – as well as compliment them thoroughly.
[via L4D Blog]