In a news post to the Steam community, the heads of the Left 4 Dead 2 boycott stated that they have been in constant communication with Valve in regards to the new game as well as updates to the original title. They were even invited to come take a look at the game at Valve’s studios in Bellevue, Washington, an offer which they gladly took up. Some playtime and a tour of the studio later, it seems that boycott leaders Walking_Target and Agent of Chaos have left with minds changed.
Walking_Target reported that Valve was working hard to bring updates and bug fixes to Left 4 Dead and fully intended to support the title after the sequel launches. Most interesting was their delight towards Left 4 Dead 2:
“As for L4D2, things seemed balanced and ‘tight’ and did not feel like a rushed job… What we can say with confidence is that the quality of gameplay in Left 4 Dead 2 is not in question; and it will only get better (from what we understand, almost daily testing of game builds by most of the staff at Valve).”
It’s good to see the two leaders of the boycott working with Valve and being so open to the possibility that their worries about L4D and L4D2 were perhaps all for naught. So many times when things like boycotts happen, people are unwilling to consider outside viewpoints, especially if that viewpoint is coming from their target. We applaud Walking_Target and Agent of Chaos for being proactive in their work. Hopefully, this little visit made it all the more rewarding.
[Via: Steam L4D2 Boycott Community]