Fans of the Half Life franchise still have hopes for a Half Life 3 despite Valve confirming that the third entry is not in development. However, fans will have their hopes for a Half-Life 3 reignited as Half Life 2 co-writer has returned at Valve.
Gabe Newell himself confirmed that Eric Wolpaw, co-writer for Portal and Half Life 2, has joined Valve. Wolpaw left Valve in 2017 along with other writers.
However, it has been a while since Eric Wolpaw rejoined Valve as he is credited in Artifact, Valve card game. It is not known what the Half Life 2 co-writer is working on.
However, a rumor is making rounds on the internet suggesting that Valve is working on Half Life VR. Given that Valve has started to develop its own games, there is a chance we might see a new entry in the Half Life franchise or a reboot of the Half Life series.
But, given that this is just speculation, take it with a grain of salt until Valve itself confirms it.
Interestingly, back in 2017, Marc Laidlaw revealed the synopsis for the unreleased Half Life 2 Episode 3. What is more interesting is the fact that the script is more frustrating than satisfying.
Furthermore, Laidlaw revealing the synopsis for Half Life 2 Episode 3 cements the fact that we won’t see it released. Not only that, according to the synopsis, Episode 3 was to setup Half Life 3.
According to the leaked synopsis, Freeman leaves the rebellion at the end and goes his separate way.
The reason why fans want a Half Life 3 is not the because the game’s story was stellar, which it is, but there is also the factor of closure.
Players who played first two games and episodes for Half Life 2 want to see how this all end and who G-Man really is and what is his agenda. Sadly, that won’t happen now unless Valve decides otherwise and develops a third game in the franchise.
However, with Valve working on new games despite them being not up to the mark, there is still hope for Half Life 3. Not only that, Gabe Newell’s son is working on a game of his own but, sadly it isn’t a Half Life-related project.