Is Valve waiting for next-generation consoles to release Half-Life 3?

NeoGamr: "When will Valve finally release the next chapter in the Half-Life franchise? Probably not for a while, if Microsoft and Sony's plans have any impact on the game's development."

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TekoIie3659d ago

Wouldn't be surprised but it seems as though they're setting up the fans of their game for a disappointment. We all wanted a FF game to release and we got a shoddy one.

I have faith that valve will make a good game but it seems as though most games which have a 4+ yr development (i bet it will be something like that) tend to end up badly.

Im sure valve will prove me wrong though :)

t0mmyb0y3659d ago (Edited 3659d ago )

Do you know nothing about Valve? They don't give release dates any more because they don't know when they'll be finished. Their original plan was to release EP1, 2, 3 within a couple years. They overshot the plan and EP2 took way longer than they expected. That's why they are such amazing games. I don't really care when they release the next Half Life because I know it's going to be good and I can wait for it. Half Life 3/EP3 will be amazing!

Raf1k13659d ago (Edited 3659d ago )

Yep, Valve is the new Blizzard.

edit: Assuming HL3 is released next gen then I think it's highly likely we'll see a whole new engine with it.

GamingPerson3659d ago (Edited 3659d ago )

Diablo 3 is awsome! 10 years since diablo 2! And it comes out this week!
I couldn't play half life 3 on console.
It's a pc game.

CashColeTrain13373659d ago

I'm the same way. I originally played it on Console, but bought 2 and episode 1 and had 2 on console and I just couldn't bring myself to play E2 on console. Had to buy it on PC.

NYC_Gamer3659d ago

Valve might be waiting for new hardware to be released.....i expect HL3 to be shown running on the new source engine in 2014....


Maybe valves very own system that has been rumoured?

Half-Life 3 exclusively on valves own system now that's a winner, hopefully not though as that would suck donkey balls. :(

SignifiedSix3659d ago

Yeah i don't think they would make it exclusive to anything. It'll most likely come out on PC, 360, PS3 and most likely the next gen consoles.

More $$$ for them ;)

Pintheshadows3659d ago

Valve do what they want. So far, it's worked pretty well for them. I don't mind waiting, as I know the pay-off will be worth it.

DwightOwen3659d ago

No. Half-Life is, and always will be, a franchise developed primarily for the PC. Maybe consoles will get a port.

xruiner893659d ago

Anyone disagreeing with this is either retarded, underage or ignorant. It's a fact, not opinion.

ardivt3659d ago

until a year ago I would have totally agreed to this statement.
but as said in the article valve has realized how important consoles are for selling a decent amount of copies of a new game.
so even valve will put more resources to the console ports of the next hl3 game and probably they will even release all versions at the same time.
so I still agree but we have to realize that the times are changing and even pc developers like epic, id and blizzard are dependent of the console hardware makers.

Ravenor3659d ago

I agree that Valve releases their games on the consoles for profits and other marketing related stuff that comes with releasing on those platforms.

But it's pretty untrue that Valve needs the consoles to create acceptable sales for their games. The PC version of HL3/EP3 will absolutely still be the best version, and it will still be the lead.

Also Blizzard is absolutely not dependant on consoles. Epic and ID? Sure, but not Blizzard. If you hadn't noticed a Blizzard PC exclusive broke Blizzards Pre order record recently.

PopRocks3593659d ago

And? Valve is a great developer, not a hardware manufacturer. Why does it matter which hardware they're initially developing for?

FinaLXiii3659d ago

Oh man... he have to wait so much time for these games to be made just because of the graphics...

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