Custom L4D Content Could Be Coming to Xbox 360

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Custom L4D Content Could Be Coming to Xbox 360

Postby ad_hominem on Fri Sep 11, 2009 10:12 am

Presumably feeling sorry for Xbox 360 owners who, despite shelling out the same cash for Left 4 Dead, have been unable to take advantage of the wealth of custom content hitting the PC version every day, Valve are thinking of taking steps to bring user-made maps to the 360 version.

According to Official Xbox Magazine, Valve said that they are discussing the possibility of porting over user made campaigns to the Xbox 360 version, made available through the Xbox Live Marketplace, even with possibly some of the money made from the maps being sent back to the original creator:

[Valve] wouldn't be able to give them away because "Xbox Live isn't set up like that," so it's considering distributing content and passing the money back to the creators.

"One of the things I'm thinking about is how we work within that [Xbox Live] system," said Valve's Yasser Mailaka, "and one of the things I'd like to do is to allow these modules that are being released on PC to somehow integrate with Microsoft's system."

"We'll have to filter them, we can't allow any copyrighted materials, so it's going to have to go through a process. But we're hoping perhaps we can shepherd the really popular campaigns onto 360. And you know, if they are a paid system, perhaps that could go back to the authors. I think that would be a great story."


All of which is great news for budding mappers, who if they do a good enough job could even be making money from the fruits of their labour. You can read the full article at Official Xbox Magazine.

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Re: Custom L4D Content Could Be Coming to Xbox 360

Postby source-maps on Fri Sep 11, 2009 10:57 am

great news and tnx for posting ;)
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Re: Custom L4D Content Could Be Coming to Xbox 360

Postby Kosire on Fri Sep 11, 2009 11:34 am

Awesome :D
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Re: Custom L4D Content Could Be Coming to Xbox 360

Postby CrowbarSka on Fri Sep 11, 2009 11:50 am

I wonder if this was influenced by Blizzard's intentions of allowing mappers to charge for their creations.
Really pleased by this news though, and it means my friends who don't own the game on PC might be able to play my maps. :)
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Re: Custom L4D Content Could Be Coming to Xbox 360

Postby SotaPoika on Fri Sep 11, 2009 12:52 pm

I see Darth_Brush swimming in money when he is ready with his 'Dead before Dawn' and submits it.. Though there's one catch, campaign is replica/consists of DotD 2k4 Crossroads Mall so there could be some problems with Universal Studios.
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Re: Custom L4D Content Could Be Coming to Xbox 360

Postby tundra_cool on Fri Sep 11, 2009 2:12 pm

Oh no. I may just shut myself in for the next few weeks.
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Re: Custom L4D Content Could Be Coming to Xbox 360

Postby ErikKiller on Fri Sep 11, 2009 2:25 pm

Hmm... for some reason I'm thinking of this:
"o hai i will nau maek l4d campegn to get monies"
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Re: Custom L4D Content Could Be Coming to Xbox 360

Postby source-maps on Fri Sep 11, 2009 2:47 pm

I dont think every campaign will be included since they said only the populair campaigns will go trough the process
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Re: Custom L4D Content Could Be Coming to Xbox 360

Postby Mess on Fri Sep 11, 2009 2:57 pm

You can't get a nicer piece on your portfolio than a sold L4D campaign on Xbox Live!
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Re: Custom L4D Content Could Be Coming to Xbox 360

Postby Dr. Delta on Mon Sep 14, 2009 12:53 am

SotaPoika wrote:I see Darth_Brush swimming in money when he is ready with his 'Dead before Dawn' and submits it..


We don't know yet; maybe the gameplay is completely shite.
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Re: Custom L4D Content Could Be Coming to Xbox 360

Postby chargers5583 on Tue Sep 15, 2009 2:39 pm

COOL
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