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It’s hard to believe that it’s already been over 3 months since Half-Life: Alyx, the first Half-Life game in over a decade, was released. After a long wait though, renowned journalist and presenter Geoff Keighley has created a new “interactive storybook” that looks into all the games Valve tried to develop in the past decade, including the latest return of Half-Life.
Today I bring the grimmest of news for Half-Life fans. Those staunch folks still holding out hope for Episode 3, let alone a full-blown sequel. A Valve insider has broken ranks on company culture, saying there is no such thing as Half-Life 3 and that any Half-Life projects “ultimately just starve to death”. Gulp.
I don’t know about you but I thought Half-Life 3 supporting VR was pretty much a given. When Steam was launched entirely off the back of Half-Life 2 it seemed like Valve had cottoned onto the killer app needed to push software and hardware. Following Valve’s partnership on the HTC Vive virtual reality headset, it appeared as if Half-Life 3 was the logical product needed to push these expensive gadgets.
How desperate are you for Half-Life 3? Probably not as desperate Chris Salem and Kyle Mazzei, who have started up an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign to raise $150,000 in order to pester Valve into finishing starting to develop the highly sought after sequel.
Minh ‘Gooseman’ Le, one of the co-creators of the original Counter-Strike, has let slip that both Half-Life 3 and Left 4 Dead 3 are in development.
With the gaming community currently experiencing collective meltdown every time Valve so much as breathes, it has come to light that the “Half-Life 3” trademark listed on the European Union's Trade Marks and Designs (OHIM) website last week was a fake.
A user on NeoGAF has conveniently discovered a loophole in Valve’s Internal User Picker software, as it was opened up to all and sundry for public viewing last night.
Well you can say one thing about Valve; they don't have to do much to drive the internet wild.