Left 4 Dead DLC will be free

How awesome is Valve? The upcoming Left 4 Dead DLC, which is actually pretty significant, is going to be absolutely free for both PC and Xbox 360 users. In a recent press release, Valve gave all the tasty details. Here’s the direct quote:

San Francisco, CA – February 11, 2009 –The recently announced Left 4 Dead Downloadable Content (L4D DLC) will be delivered to Xbox 360 and PC gamers free of charge.Due for release this spring, the DLC for 2008’s best-selling new game property on the PC and Xbox 360, is dubbed the L4D Survival Pack and introduces a new multiplayer gamemode entitled, Survival, plus two complete campaigns for Versus Mode (Death Toll, Dead Air). A Critic’s Choice Edition of the game will be heading to retail stores this spring, and will include access to all the content introduced in the L4D: Survival Pack. Left 4 Dead is a survival action game from Valve that blends the social entertainment experience of multiplayer games such as Counter-Strike and Team Fortress with the dramatic, narrative experience made popular in single player action game classics such as the Half-Life series of games. Released in November of 2008, L4D has earned over 25 industry awards from outlets around the world.

For more information, please visit www.l4d.com

It sounds like Valve is basically willing to give us what most devs are charging between $10-$15 to receive. That’s pretty generous, and I hope other developers follow suit.