“Half Life 3 confirmed” – it had become a common internet manner to demonstrate the frustration on the silence that surrounded the heavily demanded sequel, and it seems the irony in which it was spoken is turning less ironic and more factual, as Valve has just submitted a trademark application for the title in Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market.
The list posted there shows Half Life 3 trademark as owned by Valve. It is being listed as a ‘computer game software, electronic game software, downloadable computer game software via a global computer network and wireless device, and as a video game software’.
The Half Life 3 confirmation has almost become an urban legend in the world of gaming, and Valve’s deliberate avoidance of answering any questions regarding the title have made it one of the most spoken to-be titles of the generation.
Half Life 3 is expected to further progress the tale of protagonist Gordon Freeman as he forces himself through the harshness of dystopian Earth. No official word from Valve has come to ear about the release of the title, or if it even exists, but the trademark is one major hint (and a hope for the series fans) that the title is in the works.
However, as the application for the trademarking of the game’s appellation was just posted recently, there may be time before we actually see emerging details and eventual release of the game. Needless to say, this is news that will definitely excite most of the series lovers who have been deprived of a new Half Life sequel since Half-Life 2: Episode Two, which was released three years ago.[Source: NeoGAF]