Warning! Spoilers Ahead:
One of Valve’s head writers recently appeared on GameTrailers TV to explain a little bit about Left 4 Dead 2‘s upcoming DLC, “The Passing”. Chet Faliszek explained how “the passing” not only refers to the crossing of paths with the original Left 4 Dead cast, it also means that one of those characters has literally passed on.
As it turns out, one of the beloved original cast members — Zoey, Bill, Francis or Louis — will have actually died in the time between Left 4 Dead 1 and Left 4 Dead 2. This, of course, warrants the tag line for the unreleased content, “Nobody Survives Forever”.
According to Faliszek, the DLC will consist of a campaign in which players will meet up with the original survivors. The thing is, however, that there will only be three of the original four left. He also revealed that Valve plans to release further DLC for the original Left 4 Dead in which gamers will play through the events leading up to “The Passing”. One player will actually have to sacrifice themselves in order to let the others survive.
My friend and I have a running bet on who will be the one to die. He says Louis, I say Bill. To find out for sure, we’ll all have to pick up “The Passing” when it comes out later this month.