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Marc Laidlaw Debunks ‘Half Life 3 Will Never Release’ Rumor, Gives Fans Some Hope

Valve’s Marc Laidlaw has debunked another Half Life 3 rumor suggesting that Valve has already completed the script of the game, but will never release it due to the fear of being rejected by longtime fans of the franchise.

YouTube channel The Know, which previously correctly predicted about Dark Souls III and Rise of the Tomb Raider, originally started the rumor, but have been put down by Laidlaw.

Responding to a fan’s email; Laidlaw stated that anonymous sources have been boasting inside knowledge of Valve’s internal affairs since the original Half Life – and may continue until the official confirmation of Half Life 3:

“I can’t comment on Valve’s internal process, but it sounds like someone is trolling. Anonymous sources have been posting speculation masquerading as inside knowledge since the Half-Life 1 delay in 1997. If it’s any comfort, please rest assured that in my experience at Valve, fear is the last thing that would ever drive a decision about what to work on.”

He also explained that story is part of the game and does not exist as a separate script which shows how absurd the rumor is:

“The story is created through the process of trying to figure out how to best use the features of the engine within the interesting set of constraints it poses. The story is part of the game. It doesn’t exist as a separate script that is handed off to game designers which they are expected to somehow make compelling through puzzles and combat.”

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In related Half Life news, Ted Backman, a major artist at Valve Corporation who worked on both Half Life games might have left Valve Corporation. To read up more about the said report, head over to the post!