The eagerly anticipated Left4Dead 3 has had its first screen shots revealed via a leak on the internet, and it is being made with Valve’s upcoming Source 2 engine. You can clearly see in the below PowerPoint slide presentation several other images also being shown off. The slide however is showing off the Plantation level of L4D2, which is being rebuilt in Source 2.0 ‘with increased level of detail’.
Another image has also been leaked, showing a much higher resolution version. Unfortunately, many of the images shown in the presentation are hidden from view. So this means out of the total of 20 slides showing off the Plantation level in the Source 2 engine, only 7 are visible.
We’ve known that Valve have been working on Source 2 and f Left4Dead 3 for some time. Back in August of 2013, a tour of Valve’s offices produced the following image.
This image came from a tour of Valve’s Seattle offices. It’s of an internal changes log, and mentions both Left 4 Dead 3 and Source 2. CyborgMatt from Neogaf got to work on the image, and produced a sharper and zoomed in version, allowing it to be read more easily. Gabe Newell had confirmed that Valve were working on a new game engine back in 2012, but it was reassuring to see some evidence of it.
Meanwhile, there has been another leak of Valve’s internal file systems, showing more projects they are potentially working on, including a folder titled “HL3”. We also see CS2, Left4Dead3 and various other files and folders which possibly hints to what Valve are planning for future projects.
There has also been a comparison screenshot posted by NeoGAF user ashecitism. This Shows exactly the same map, Plantation using the Source 2 engine versus its original incarnation on the Source engine. There’s a profound difference in level of detail in lighting, textures and architecture of the buildings and environment.
These leaks come to us from numerous sources, but the images from the Plantation Source 2 originated from CBOAT on a thread on NeoGAF. CBOAT is well known for his leaks of various confidential information. Of course Valve still haven’t announced anything yet, so until then we’re just left to play the waiting game.