Valve Still Quiet About Half Life 3 Despite Encouragement From Fans

By   /   Aug 12, 2011


The Half-Life series has been odd – it’s been awesome, but still very, very odd. This is obviously because of the strange gaps between every game, as the original game came out way back in 1998, with the sequel coming out six years afterwards, followed by ‘episodes’ or expansions of the sequel.

We’ve come across two episodes so far, and Half-Life fans want either one of two things: Another new episode or a completely independent Half-Life 3. The latter definitely is more attractive, but the question is whether or not Valve has any plans of releasing one.

The latest bit of the series that is Half-Life 2: Episode Two was released as a part of The Orange Box in October 2007. However, it barely gave any closure to Gordon Freeman’s mystery-filled story, indicating that there might be more of Half-Life to come in the future.

But the future hasn’t really come, and fans all across the world are eagerly waiting for another addition into this highly loved series. Valve has been quiet ever since the release of Episode Two, focusing instead on releasing games likes Left 4 Dead, Left 4 Dead 2, Portal 2, and many others. Currently, their latest project is Defense of the Ancients 2, which is coming later this year.

Gabe Newell, the every-so-busy yet ever-so-rich boss of Valve, wants to keep everyone in the dark despite fans standing outside his office with large boards saying ‘Canada 4 the Release of Half-Life 3’ and  ‘Half-Life 3… is it Left 4 Dead?’. When asked a few months back about Half-Life 3 or Episode Three, or whatever it is they plan to name it (still hoping it’s a full-fledged Half-Life 3), his reply was ‘If you know enough to ask the question, you know enough what the answer is”.

Not a satisfyingly non-ambiguous reply, I must say, but we’ll take whatever possible hints we can get.

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