Bad News: Half Life 3 Probably Will Never be Confirmed
Recently, Gabe Newell, "The God of PC Gamers" and head of Valve, made some comments on the state of the beloved Half-Life series, and the possibility of a much-anticipated Half-Life 3.
In an interview with Geoff Keighley, Newell was asked if Half-Life 3 would ever see the light of day. Newell's response was:
"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...So we'll keep moving forward. But that doesn't necessarily always mean what people are worried that it might mean".
Considering the amount of success Valve has seen just distributing games, and the amount of funny hats bought on Team Fortress 2, Newell does not seem like he has the motivation to tackle a project like Half-Life 3. In the end, above all the "Lord Gaben" praising and the "Valve worshipping", we have to keep into mind that it is still a business. Newell most likely would not want to spend much time wandering off the successful path the company has already found, and probably will not start on anything that would not lead to immediate success.
But for all the optimistic fans out there, even though Newell did kind of dismiss the idea of making Half-Life 3, he technically never said that they would not ever make a sequel either.
John HarperMarch 31, 2015, 5:19 amContributorWell I waited from 1996 to 2014 for the fourth installment in the Elite series (wait was worth it though as I got to write official tie in fiction for it!) but if I have to wait another 18 years I'll wait. And then watch my son play it :)
Victor RenMarch 31, 2015, 2:58 pmColumnistAnother 18 years and then watching your song play a Half-Life game? Imagine the nostalgia!
StayNoLongerMarch 30, 2015, 8:19 amFeatured ContributorIt wouldn't surprise me of Valve, if they have developed most of the game but just didn't like the way it turned out and just ditched it, with more money than God they could probably afford this. It also might be that they are testing out the Source Engine 2 for a while before getting down with development.
Other things that would not surprise me of Valve would be them just releasing the game as Half-Life 4 being the trolls that they are. Secondly, one which I would find funny is that they just put it on Steam, no announcements just stick it on there for people to find and let the internet do their marketing.
Victor RenMarch 30, 2015, 2:09 pmColumnistI agree it does sound like something that Valve would do. Although If they already developed most of the game, I think they should release it anyway, in my opinion if they just put out a normal good game, then it would still be a hit.