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Valve has issued a statement confirming that the new content announced for PAYDAY: The Heist should not be considered a prequel to Left 4 Dead.

The confusion began after PAYDAY developer Overkill revealed a trailer showcasing new content for the bank heist game set in a fictional hospital, the same hospital that is featured in Left 4 Dead. Overkill even mentioned the game in the video’s description: “Have you ever wondered how the Left 4 Dead series began? It started with a heist!”

This led many fans to automatically assume that the new DLC will be a prequel to the Left 4 Dead series, sadly this isn’t the case. Valve’s Chet Faliszek has claimed the blurb was written “by some over-excited marketing guys.”

“This is a 100 per cent Overkill-made mission for PAYDAY: The Heist simply set in No Mercy hospital from the Left 4 Dead series,” he told Kotaku. “It is not telling the origins of the Infection and is not canon.”

“There is a little cameo from one of the L4D characters and a fun little Easter-egg with a payoff later in Left 4 Dead. Just us having some fun with a studio we are friends with and who have also made a great co-op game,” he added.

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New PAYDAY: The Heist Content is Not a Left 4 Dead Prequel

Valve has issued a statement confirming that the new content announced for PAYDAY: The Heist should not be considered a prequel to Left 4 Dead.

By Matthew Bennett | 06/18/2012 10:36 AM PT

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Valve has issued a statement confirming that the new content announced for PAYDAY: The Heist should not be considered a prequel to Left 4 Dead.

The confusion began after PAYDAY developer Overkill revealed a trailer showcasing new content for the bank heist game set in a fictional hospital, the same hospital that is featured in Left 4 Dead. Overkill even mentioned the game in the video’s description: “Have you ever wondered how the Left 4 Dead series began? It started with a heist!”

This led many fans to automatically assume that the new DLC will be a prequel to the Left 4 Dead series, sadly this isn’t the case. Valve’s Chet Faliszek has claimed the blurb was written “by some over-excited marketing guys.”

“This is a 100 per cent Overkill-made mission for PAYDAY: The Heist simply set in No Mercy hospital from the Left 4 Dead series,” he told Kotaku. “It is not telling the origins of the Infection and is not canon.”

“There is a little cameo from one of the L4D characters and a fun little Easter-egg with a payoff later in Left 4 Dead. Just us having some fun with a studio we are friends with and who have also made a great co-op game,” he added.

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About Matthew Bennett

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Matt is one of the longest-serving members of the EGMNOW team. An ability to go many hours without sleep and a quick wit make him ideal for his role as associate editor at EGMNOW.com. He often thinks back to the days when the very idea of this career seemed like nothing but an impossible dream. Find him on Twitter @mattyjb89