Attain for the celebs.
A suspicious teaser for Left four Lifeless three was posted on YouTube yesterday, and although it’s been confirmed as a faux, that hasn’t stopped followers from developing with some completely wild theories surrounding the video.
The faux teaser, which could be discovered right here, is the one add from YouTube channel Clusterflu961, and the one element related to the account is that it originates from Canada. The video itself has the terribly memorable title “20190611wVLACgXBSwO4eVv.021162_h264” and regardless of this unassuming moniker, managed to amass over 280,000 views over the course of a day.
The ultimate shot of Clusterflu961’s faux teaser.
The teaser slowly reveals what seems to be a gasoline station protected home, full with barricaded doorways and canned foodstuffs. A downstairs room comprises maps, blueprints and notes like “mutant fanatic” and “survivors location” suggesting someone has been monitoring the placement of individuals following a zombie outbreak. The teaser slowly pans over to a decapitated zombie head pinned to a retailer shelf by a pickaxe, and follows a path of blood outdoors, the place bullet shells litter the bottom and detailed guts adorn a automotive. The headlights of the automotive then illuminate a hand which finally exhibits three raised fingers, and the teaser ends with some traditional zombie outcries.
Whereas the video is undeniably high-quality, many assumed it to be a faux, and Valve was fast to substantiate this to PC Gamer. Nonetheless, this affirmation hasn’t slowed down some followers, who’ve created outright bonkers theories surrounding the video, very a lot hoping Valve is mendacity in regards to the video’s validity.
Reddit consumer gSh3p shared an in depth remark from the PC Gamer article that has since been marked as spam that stretches additional than Mister Improbable shaking arms with Elastigirl throughout the Grand Canyon – nonetheless, it is one heck of a conspiracy journey. The commenter factors to the video’s title, which they notice consists of the date November 6, 2019 (although it may simply be June 11, 2019) – the identical month the earlier two L4D video games had been launched, even when they had been launched on November 17, 2008 and 2009, respectively. In addition they level to the video’s runtime, 2:10, as a reference to that date being virtually a tenth anniversary of L4D2.
The commenter additionally factors to the YouTuber’s username “Cluserflu,” noting the Google outcomes of this phrase brings up a vaguely related 2009 article of a possible Chinese language flu outbreak, saying it being printed the identical 12 months L4D2 was launched is by some means important. A significant level of this commenter’s concept revolves round there being three indicators within the teaser with outstanding “E”s, suggesting a full reveal shall be at E3 2019. Nonetheless, saying that the “E” in an exit signal factors in direction of E3 2019 stretches additional than a well-executed Fingers Throughout America marketing campaign.
One other Reddit consumer, caroline-rg, had their very own theories in regards to the teaser really by some means being actual. They counsel it might have been made by Cloudhead video games, a VR sport studio that’s serving to Valve create the Aperture Hand Labs VR expertise. Their solely different minor connection to the faux video is the truth that they’re a Canadian developer, and the Clusterflu961 channel can also be from Canada.
The one arduous truth we all know in regards to the video is that Valve has formally confirmed it’s a faux, and whereas some appreciable thought has gone into these theories, there’s little purpose to imagine the teaser is something however a well-made fan challenge.
In March, Turtle Rock Studios, the creators of Evolve and the unique Left four Lifeless, introduced Again four Blood, a cooperative zombie shooter that seems to be a non secular successor of types to Left four Lifeless.
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Colin Stevens is a information author for IGN. Observe him on Twitter.