Remember that game 10 years ago? You know the one with the scientist in glasses, a hazmat suit, gravity gun thing and weird aliens?
I really don’t blame you if your memory is a little foggy and you have trouble recollecting the details.
We are approaching the 20th Anniversary of the original Half-Life and 10 years since the last installment of Half-Life 2: Episode 2.
Gamers have been waiting with baited breath for any snippet of information suggesting that Half Life 2: Episode 3 is in Development or even a completely new sequel (Half-Life 3).You only have to see some of the comments on Social Media to see there is demand of the game, there is even a Twitter Account called @HalfLifeOutYet with updates such as this:
It’s pretty bad form to stop a story arc before it’s fully complete and Gamers would like some sort of closure to the series, well, I know that I still do.
Valve have remained tight lipped and their M.D Gabe Newell is famous for dodging questions about the subject.
If you want a giggle check out “ Half-Life 3 ” Through a decade” on YouTube (below).
It shows snippets of interviews with Gabe openly talking about the forthcoming game, to, over the years, becoming completely silent on the subject. It doesn’t fill us with much hope…
Recent internet rumours suggest that the majority of Valve Developers are working on a number of VR Games for Steam.
This is no surprise considering the rise of the HTC Vive Headset. I must admit disappointment when the Vive was released without a bundled Half-Life 3 VR Game.
That has to be a big opportunity missed.
It is, however, easy to knock Valve over Half-Life 3 but they have developed the biggest digital distribution platform of PC games in Steam and have released other epic titles since. Left for Dead, Portal 2 and let’s not forget Counter Strike and the all conquering DOTA2 to name a few.
Yes , HL was Valve’s original prize baby but you can’t blame them for focusing efforts elsewhere considering the quality that the studio can produce.
In a way we should just be happy that Valve are still Developing games. It is not all doom and gloom, it makes sense financially for Valve to finish the cherished franchise and that is motivation enough for most Studios.
Are you missing Half-Life? Let us know your thoughts in comments below.
[** POST EDIT: SINCE WE WROTE THIS ARTICLE, WEIRDLY THERE HAS BEEN SOME NEWS! http://buff.ly/29ly1V8 via @NextPowerUp **]