'Left 4 Dead 3' release date news 2016: Confirmation expected at E3; 'L4D3' has more chance of being released than 'Half-Life 3'

Valve has remained quiet amid the speculations that the game studio is already working on the follow-up game to 2009's "Left 4 Dead 2." While the company has not yet announced its future plans for its game lineup this year, the fans are expecting that "Left 4 Dead 3" will be among the game titles that Valve will be presenting at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2016 this coming June 14 to 16. The rumors are rife that "Left 4 Dead 3" is actually a priority for Valve to be released in the coming years, in spite of the studio's silence about it.

A scene from "Left 4 Dead 2." | Facebook/left4dead2

There are a lot of factors that could affect the creation of a new "Left 4 Dead" video game. However, after weighing all the possibilities, it is more likely that "Left 4 Dead 3" will be released than other highly anticipated game sequels from Valve. Specifically, "Half-Life 3" is also being rumored to be released by Valve along with 'Left 4 Dead 3." However, the retirement of "Half-Life" writer Marc Laidlaw could mean that there will be no "Half-Life" sequel coming up in the near future, Game Rant reported. Instead, Valve will be focusing on the development of the new "Left 4 Dead" video game.

"Left 4 Dead 2" was first released on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles, and the public is expecting a lot from the future "Left 4 Dead" sequel, especially that a lot of innovations have happened in the gaming world since "L4D2" was released nine years ago. "Left 4 Dead 3" is expected to optimize today's gaming graphics and features in PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

The latest rumors suggest that "Left 4 Dead 3" will be released in 2017. The latest scoop came from a former Valve employee named Minh Le, also known as "Gooseman." According to a report from Express UK, Gooseman confirmed the long-time speculations that Valve is now working on a follow-up game project after "Left 4 Dead 2." He added that the game developer company wants to ponder on fresh and exciting ideas that should be included in the upcoming "Left 4 Dead" installment.