John Guthrie, a rather popular developer who worked on both Half Life and it’s culturally famous sequel, Half Life 2, has made a somewhat wild claim about the long awaited third installment in the series.
According to Guthrie, we should see Half Life 3 at some point in late 2014, with a release being pushed out across both PC and consoles, as well as on Mac. The claims are being met with skepticism considering how long we’ve been waiting on the now mythical game, and the events that unfolded in the previous games to come to an end.
“I can’t confirm all too much since the development is still in early stages, but for now I can confirm that we are going to release on both current and next generation consoles and we will also release the game on our own platform exclusively for Pc and Mac. We hope to have the first trailer ready for E3 2014, which we (after several times not attending) will finally come back to.”
The news comes from NoShitShurlock, though they have neglected to confirm where they got the news from other than stating it was received from John Guthrie himself. How they managed to convince a Valve developer, who are usually very quiet on projects such as this, to spill the beans on a game that they know everybody is waiting for is completely unknown to us.
I’m not saying that you shouldn’t believe this information, but I would take it with a very heavy dosage of salt (just a grain isn’t gonna cut it). Even if the information has come directly from Guthrie, this wouldn’t be the first time that Valve have decided to push back the development on Half Life 3 in favour of other projects, or to change the direction they’re going in altogether.
With the far off release window of ‘late 2013’, there’s still a lot that could go wrong, so I don’t see why Valve would confirm anything right now. It all seems a bit…odd, if you know what I mean.
If this isn’t a falsification, then I know I can’t wait until next year. Like so many other gamers, I really want to know what happens after Half Life 2.