As I’m sure you’ve all heard, there is a group of people boycotting Valve’s Left 4 Dead 2. I won’t get into all the reasons, but mainly they are upset because they feel that Valve hasn’t kept their word about free updates for the original Left 4 Dead.
In hopes of swaying these boycotters, Valve recently flew the two founding members of the boycott to Valve’s headquarters to show them the game.
To find out how the two reacted, hit the jump.
After seeing the it in action, the two boycotters reported that L4D2 “seemed balanced and ‘tight’ and did not feel like a rushed job.” They went on to say, “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.”
Despite these positive words, the two still plan on boycotting the game until their “individual concerns are addressed.”
Personally, I think this shows just how focused Valve is on pleasing their fans. The company could have just ignored the boycotters and still gone on to sell plenty of copies of L4D2, but because Valve is so focused on fan loyalty it spent its own money to fly these two guys out and hopefully sway them. The only thing that concerns me is that Valve is rewarding these two boycotters for not being loyal customers. I mean, I’ve pre-ordered every Valve game off of Steam since Half-life 2. So if anyone from Valve is reading this, how about you hook up a poor college student in Ohio… hint hint.