Rumor: Half-Life 3 Is Open World With RPG Elements


An anonymous source from inside Valve’s circles has revealed that Half-Life 3 will be an open world game with RPG elements.

He also mentioned that the game’s release date is still at least a year away. Does this put the game for the next-generation consoles?

It makes sense if you think about it. Valve is a company that cherishes it’s games and fan-base. I can’t see them cooking up a game just because fans demand so. Half-Life 3 being such an anticipated game as it is, developing it for the next-generation consoles would be a most epic decision.

The anonymous’ source also reports that the development of the game has been one hectic ride. It started out as a pure shooter, after which puzzle-solving and exploration elements were thrown in the batch. Finally the game has taken a turn for open world elements with quests, NPCs, etc.

I personally cannot imagine Freeman walking up to a NPC, accepting a quest and then getting a new shiny crowbar as a reward after it’s completion. However, I have faith in Valve as to whatever decision Gabe takes, it would be good.

By Saqib Mansoor

Saqib is one of our most proliferant writers, his posts helping to make up the brunt of our daily news posts. He's a PC gamer at heart and his favourite game is Diablo II.

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