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Half Life 3 – Is It Actually Releasing?

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Off late, there have been several rumors about the Half Life series of games getting a new update.

It has been often rumored and questioned that is there ever going to be a third part in the series? The rumors seem to be heating up with every passing day, and while everyone likes to cook up their own stories, it actually seems like the world of gaming is eventually going to see a release.

There has been an active public interest in the game, and while Valve can pretend that they are never returning to this classic, this market demanding is ultimately going to have them bend over and release a game. According to a latest report, a third game in the main series is indeed in the making.

Though this report comes from a Reddit who seems to be just a troll, the report, without any link or credibility associated to it states that “Half Life 3 may release this year, the biggest factor that I’ve heard is marketability”.

The report was so bogus that even the thread was taken down and was deleted. However…the conspiracy theories indicate that a Valve representative had asked the Reddit Moderators to take the thread down.

Now, IF this report is to be believed, it could only mean two things – either the company does not want people to spread rumors or talk about their brand (which beats all conventional logic as word of mouth publicity is the best, and the game still has a good recall value), OR there is actually a game coming out, and Valve does not want us to know!

However, the whole thing could very well be a hoax as well.

Here’s what Valve CEO Gabe Newell had to say when he was asked about the game, and his response was not that enthusiastic when he said –

“The only reason we’d go back and do like a super classic kind of product is if a whole bunch of people just internally at Valve said they wanted to do it and had a reasonable explanation for why.

But you know if you want to do another Half-Life game and you want to ignore everything we’ve learned in shipping Portal 2 and in shipping all the updates on the multiplayer side, that seems like a bad choice. So we’ll keep moving forward. But that doesn’t necessarily always mean what people are worried that it might mean.”

For now, let’s just say that it is safe to assume that we might not see the half-life 3 game for quite some time.

2 COMMENTS

  1. This HL3 thing is really old, I don’t know and I don’t care anymore. Valve can’t even keep their website updated.

  2. I remember they did an April fools day joke about this. I doubt they would do that if they weren’t working on the game. Even if it’s just 1 guy. Doesn’t mean they aren’t a bunch of dicks for doing that though.

    HL was one of the best story games I’ve ever played. If they don’t release another game and make it worth it, they’d be making a pretty grave mistake.

    But I do empathize with the last poster.

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