While Randy Pitchford would love more of the Half-Life universe, he isn't so sure his studio should be the one to continue the story.
I cannot for the life of me figure out why this even came up! I know Gearbox ported some HL games in the past, but is there a dev more poorly suited to taking a beloved franchise and continuing it? Ask fans of Aliens and get back to me :-p
I don't trust Gearbox at all but Aliens was basically outsourced and they hardly did anything with Duke Nukem besides Port it and release it. They're very solid developers when they actually make the games.
You didn't like the Borderland games then? I think these were great. Valve seemingly have the story already, it' shouldn't be too difficult to fill in the blanks so to speak.
Were you not alive when they MADE Half-Life: Opposing Force? That was a great damn game / expansion. Granted, this was before Gearbox begun to fail miserably, because PRIOR to Duke Nukem Forever, PRIOR to Aliens: Colonial Marines and PRIOR to Battleborn? There was really zero negativity at the studio. They weren't hugely advanced but they also weren't really 'out there' enough to be called mediocre imho. But, course - I'm not disputing 'The Gearbox of Today' where, the only thing they can apparently do right is, Borderlands, and even then I'm not a big fan of it, even as mainstream and as fun as it is to many.
Gearbox made the HL1 expansions. And as @NecoTehSergal said, Opposing Force was long regarded as the best expansion for any game ever.
If Valve has no intention of developing it (which they clearly don't) The project should officially die. Gear Box should stay far away from it we don't need another Duke Nukem Forever on our hands.
Lol the only thing Gearbox did with Duke Forever is polish it up a bit and release it. The vast majority of the development was handled by like 500 different studios before they got their hands on it.
If I had to chose any developer to make Half Life 3 it would be, id Software. They have made some of the best single player FPS experiences this gen. imo
That would not work probably because ID are not known for story and world building. They're known for gunplay. Straight up gameplay and mechanics. Half Life is about more than gunplay. It is about work building and characters; something I don't think id software could do justice
Naughty dog should make it since niel drunkmann is a big fan of half life
Give it to 4A
If only Irrational was still around
If they finally announced Half Life 3 and then said Gearbox was developing it, I think the internet itself would get ddos'd.
For anyone wondering I have met randy before and he is actually more of a douche in person than how he comes off online in quotes. Guy's a massive tool and even though it's cool they are in texas right by where I live I wish it could of been almost any other dev team.
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