Fans eagerly awaiting Half-Life 3 have started a Steam group petitioning Valve to be more open about the game’s development, dubbing the studio’s lack of communication as ‘frustrating’.
Ahh yes. Half Life 2 to continue with episodic games so as to improve the speed of launching these titles and avoid the massive wait that amounted to 6 years between Half Life and the full blown sequel Half Life 2. Only 3 years from Half Life 2 and Episode 1 and then 2 in October 2007. This episodic release business seems to be working :-) Great! Probably only another 2 years maybe for episode 3. Wait what? Its 2012 and STILL no news of Episode 3 or any follow on to the massive cliffhanger that was episode 2? FIVE YEARS this October? WTFFFFFFFF!!!!??!?!?
Yeah man. Its been so long I don't even remember what all I did in the first two episodes.
i'll have to replay the episodes before part 3 comes
This is to build up anticipation so its hype will skyrocket and speculations, blogs, and comments will be all about HL3 and will ultimately lead to strong sales. Its a common PR tactic. HL3 is an enigma people, if you stop looking for it it will come to you.
Bubbles to you for understanding hype.
I agree, but explain the "agent" situation to me then. No petition, not many people clamoring for its release, soon to be forgotten
Well, agent isn't a sequel to anything so it's hard to get excited for something you've never experienced before. Usually new IPs focus on mass promotion, or rely on word of mouth in an attempt to save money.
Half Life 3 is the most anticipated game ever. Valve are probably nervous about screwing it up. I believe the game has been in development since 2004 when HL2 came out. I think Episode 1 and 2 were just tests to see what fans wanted. I'd say it will launch exclusively on pc late 2013 and then come out on next gen consoles after that.
Sounds about right as Valve will no doubt want to encourage as many customers to use the Steam platform. Also maybe , just maybe we will get a teaser at E3 :)
Its safe to assume that from the time the concept art was released they stopped production and changed gears. I think they found the episodic way of making Half-Life was too much work for very little gain. Whether it was other projects they wanted to do or something bigger for Half-Life I'm not sure. Truth be told, Half-Life 3 needs to be a major step forward. With Portal 2 you can see Source is starting to show it age a bit. If HL3 looked like Portal 2 and had the same load points, I don't think I would be very impressed. I am not saying Portal 2 was bad in any way, but HL3 is the flagship. Over the years I have found Valve to be frustratingly secretive but also conscious of their customers. If they say nothing at all of HL3 then Im guessing a surprise is in the works. Otherwise, if they see enough people asking they may through out a little info. My guess is we know something this year.
I wonder how HL3 can have fans. It's not even out yet ;P Title should have removed the 3.
That's almost exactly what I came here to say. Lol I love me some episode two, don't get me wrong. But you are absolutely correct. :)
I think this works both way. Either Valve will say something or they won't. Saying nothing at all could be quite telling in itself. Whatever happens, if you are on Steam you should join the group. Can't hurt and the goal is more than reasonable.
The game will be announced, Valve will announce it when ready you know they will. Do not beg for information it is sad. I do not beg for The Last Guardian info, Halo 4 gameplay, Rainbow Six Patriots Gameplay or for the announcement of Timesplitters, Star Wars Battlefront, Freedom Fighters, War of the Monsters, XIII(Sequel). I just hope, so be happy that you just got Portal 2 and realize that they are of course working on something and wait, sit on your hands if you must.
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