GB : Gabe Newell does not like to mislead people, and when it comes to Half-Life, it has to be extremely tough for him to talk about it all the time to journalists, or fans mailing him for answer.
Now I know why it looks like he has the munchies so much. On topic, this is the way I'd prefer it, I hate when games are announced and they either change completely by the time they release, or they are still like 2 years from being released. Half Life 3 should be amazing though, can't wait.
In reality how do you make a follow up to one of the greatest games ever made? That's a lot of pressure and i'm sure whatever they make will be judge against the God-Like prowess of HL2 and don't forget HL1 is in the same top 10 list of greatest games ever too. Lots of pressure on Valve so i dont blame them if Day of Defeat 2 or Ricochet 2 or a new IP gets released before HL3. HL3 has to be the most anticipated game ever in the history of Video Games even more so than the 10 year wait for Starcraft 2 and Diablo III. For those who don't know Half Life has been the ultimate game changer on both of it's releases so HL3 has to push Gaming forward or it will be considered a failure. Can Valve create Perfection for a 3rd time? Only time will tell (Unfortunately VALVE TIME)!
Half Life 3 will be announced a couple of years after next gen consoles are released
Oh come on Valve, we've waited long enough...it better be announced at this E3. "whereas we have so many games that people really love – Counter-Strike, Half-Life, Portal, Left 4 Dead, not a whole lot of Ricochet enthusiasts out there, and at the same time we want to be making sure that those games and those stories and those characters are moving forward while also making sure that we don’t just get into terminal sequelitis.”" Funny the characters in L4D2, compared to L4D, sucked. If they really cared about pushing characters forward they would of stuck to the old characters for L4D2. Honestly, this "reason" behind the lack of HL3 news better be good and I mean really good, a way where everyone would go "Oh I totaly understand, no wonder they couldn't say anything"
they wouldnt have killed bill then. :( Bill was an awesome old guy but not as awesome as Zoey or anyone else. Comparign both casts of left 3 dead the first one easily kills the second in the character department MMMMMM Zoey
I gave up on expecting any Half-Life 3 info 2 years ago.
How about they expand their company, hire more people to get things out the door. Seems as though Valve can only work on one project at a time. Why not hire in some more talent and get a couple of in house groups together that can get projects finished. Take a look at what Naughty Dog is doing, they managed to divide into two teams to work on two separate Ips and the quality of their games doesn't appear to have taken a hit!
I found the Episodes quite disappointing so I'm in no rush for Episode 3. I would rather them abandon the whole 'Episode' thing and concentrate on creating a true next gen sequel with content we have not seen before in Half-Life 2. I mean, theres only so many times you can put a plug in the wall or turn a wheel valve, right?
Yeah OBVIOUSLY for over 4 years they've been thinking about and slowly making a 4 hour episode...
As much as It'd send me into a psychotic rage I have to admit that it would be funny if they wound up releasing a two hour episode with the same exact graphics and gameplay, almost no story development and a huge cliffhanger ending. Maybe the credits would roll over a smirking trollface image. I'd have to kill them all obviously, but I'd appreciate the joke.
When I read that Penny arcade article I wondered how long it would be before sites started taking small quotes as articles.
Glad to see I'm not the only one who noticed - gamingbolt fails miserably. For those confused - the actual context was valve projects in general, HL3 was never specified.
They haven't figured out how to sell it to you yet.
At least there is something baking..right ? ...RIGHT ??? Sigh.
I think they forgot to turn the oven on....
Who knows, if the cake is a like the bake might be a lie, as well. :(
Half Life 3 will be announced on DEC 21 2012, thus causing the world to explode at the thought that it even exists.
Aww crap, The cake is a LIE!
Well, im personally glad they are keeping quiet about it instead of showing us footage then saying 2014 release date... Id rather them show me the good stuff and say "Hey, coming this summer or the end of the year!" So i can ride the hype train literally into the release of the game.
I'm honestly starting to think it's taking so long, because they're making it on a brand new engine. That, plus they're waiting for next-gen consoles that could handle it - the new PlayStation and Xbox. Considering those probably won't come out until fall 2013 or early 2014, you can pretty much get an idea when Half-Life 3 will be coming out as well. I'm perfectly fine with that timeframe. We've waited for a very long time, therefore roughly 2 more years shouldn't be a problem. Every day the announcement and release date gets closer. BTW - I wouldn't be surprised if they in fact actually did release Episode 3 a bit earlier and have everyone puzzled only to find out that by completing the game you'll get free content for HL3. Or something along those lines. Valve are smart, especially Gabe. I'm sure whatever they'll come up with, it will be amazing.
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