Half-Life 3 practically confirmed

With Half-Life 2: Episode Three planned to be the grand finale' of the Half-Life 2 story arc, you may be forgiven for wondering what's next in the parade of constant interruptions for the long suffering Gordon Freeman.

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zonetrooper53749d ago

There will also be a Half-Life 2: Episode Four as well.

Rooted_Dust3749d ago

Are you being sarcastic or serious? Where did you hear there would be a fourth episode?

Polluted3749d ago

As much as I love Half-Life I wish they would just let it die gracefully. Great series are always ruined when the developers try to extend them beyond their lifetime. Obviously there's a lot of money to be made off the Half-Life name. I just hope they can come up with a good reason, story wise, why the next game needs to be made.

Gamingisfornerds3749d ago

HL 2 had raised the bar like HL 1. I'm sure the lads from Valve can pull it off again with HL3.

The episodes weren't such a good idea imo. I always felt they needed to move on to HL3 even though EP1 and EP2 still turned out to be pretty damn solid.

That said, I seem to recall Valve stating that making a HL3 would cost too much development time, so that's why they changed the focus to delevoping episodes instead. I wonder what changed their minds on this now.

Polluted3749d ago

I certainly hope so. There are obviously cases where a game has had numerous sequels without starting to suck. Metroid comes to mind off the top of my head. It's just that more often than not when a dev forces an unnecessary sequel it sucks. I guess my point was Half-Life 1 & 2 were so well received it could just tarnish the series' good name if the third one sucks. Even if the third one is just average. Anyway, with any luck it will be awesome and all my fears will be allayed.

Gamingisfornerds3749d ago

But the reason I think Valve won't fail is because they will completely overhaul/delay/whatever this game to make sure it's something special.

Valve are one of the few developers that really want to deliver something fresh and special with a passion. They want to drive the industry, not just cash in.

That said, they could fail horribly regardless. But I believe in Valve! :P

Polluted3749d ago

Well it looks like some people disagree with both of us. WTF?

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solar3749d ago

i heart Gordon Freeman

Skerj3749d ago

Except HL3 won't be out until 2015.

Afterburn3749d ago

This year from EA games!! Madden 2015 - Vick's comeback tour! now with realistic NFL draft!

Charlie26883749d ago

yeah knowing how Valve works my children will be probably enjoying HL3 and my grandchildren the HL3 Episodes


tatotiburon3749d ago

great news..hey VALVE you already know that the PS3 sucks right? your boss say why wasting your time with EA for a sucket port to the PS3...make HL3 exclusivity for PC and Xbox

Polluted3749d ago

We're not likely to see Half-Life 3 within the 360's lifetime. Valve still has to make Episode 3. Then there will be a long ass delay before it hits PC's. Then we may see a crappy home console port way at the end of the 360/PS3 life cycle. Sort of like Half-Life 2 on xbox.

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