When you think of frenetic zombie shooters, the first game that probably comes to mind is Valve’s Left 4 Dead series. However, had Irrational Games (formerly Boston 2K) had their way back around 2005, the zombie first-person shooter landscape would look mighty different, thanks to an unpublished title called Division 9.
Thanks to Game Informer, we not only have a bunch of details about what this Left 4 Dead a few years before Left 4 Dead could have been, but we also have an impressive video demo of the game in action. Apparently, Division 9 started out as a joke version of the developer’s (when they were Irrational Games the first time) then forthcoming SWAT 5, only with zombies thrown in for good measure.
It’s a fascinating story, and based on the gameplay footage, it looks like the game would have been crazy. Poor us.
Source: Game Informer