Looks like Xbox 360 fans of Valve’s zombie-shooting sequel are being left in a cold stream.
First off, I would like to apologize for that awful pun. Secondly, Valve has announced that Xbox 360 who were eagerly looking forward to the Cold Stream update for Left 4 Dead 2 will have to wait a bit longer.
An official tweet from the Left 4 Dead teams Twitter account was given yesterday which stated that the Xbox 360 version of the Cold Stream update would be delayed. Unfortunately, the Cold Stream update was expected to go live for Xbox 360 users yesterday, with the tweet only confirming suspicions players had after not seeing the update available for purchase. This lead to some fans getting a bit angry, with the Left 4 Dead team assuring players that the delay is for a good reason.
This is not exactly the first time that a developer has had problems with updates and DLC on the Xbox 360, with the most recent being FEZ developer Polytron stating that Microsoft wanted “tens of thousands of dollars” in order to just push a small, save-corruption-fixing patch. Microsoft’s game update prices are still unknown and it appears that it will remain that way until Microsoft has moved on from the console and the contracts that developers are under have expired.
As for the Cold Stream update, the DLC brings five campaigns to Left 4 Dead 2, bringing back four old campaigns from the original Left 4 Dead and a brand new one title Cold Stream. Also in the update is the ability to play all of the featured weekly mutations whenever the player wants to with whomever they have decided to play with/against. For the future of Left 4 Dead 2, Valve plans on making the game the first Steam game available to Linux users, opening up the Steam platform and the Source Engine to the entirety of the Linux community.