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  • Valve claims you can play Half-Life 3 right now instead of waiting for a future release date

    12 May 2007
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    Half-Life 3: Episode One for PCLast year when Valve was asked why they went with the Half-Life 2 episodic system, Valve’s co-founder Gabe Newell answered that Half-Life 2: Episode One released on June 1st 2006, Half-Life 2: Episode Two that’s now coming in late 2007, and Half-Life 2: Episode Three that’s hopefully coming in 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013, all put together serve as the third game in the series. Rather than make gamers wait another six-plus years for Half-Life 3, the developer thought people might appreciate playing the game in smaller chunks if they didn’t have to wait as long. So you’ve been playing Half-Life 3: Episode One right now!

    Half-Life 3 logoTo quote Gabe: “The original Half-Life took us two years to develop. With a considerably larger team Half-Life 2 took us six years to develop, so we thought if we were going to continue our trend with Half-Life 3 we would basically ship after we had all retired.

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  • We’re trying to come up with a better way of getting more timely updates to our customers and also come up with something that didn’t have the complexities. Projects increased logarithmically with how much we tried to do, so if you tried to put twice as much content or technology into a box it ends up taking you four times the amount of work, right, and so we’re trying to figure out a better solution.

    We left Half-Life 2 on a cliffhanger …[spoiler break]… with the Citadel blowing up, Alyx is a couple of feet away from the explosion, so what’s going to happen? People were pretty clear that they didn’t want to have to wait as long as they had previously to find out what happened.

    Probably a better name for [the three Half-Life 2 Episodes arc] would have been Half Life 3: Episode One, but these three are what we’re doing as our way of taking the next step forward, but Half-Life 2 was the name we used…

    Half-Life 2: Episode 2 screenshotA big focus [in Episode One] is Alyx, both from a storytelling perspective and from a gameplay perspective. We really liked her as a character, and the fans did too, so we wanted you to be spending a long time with her, and seeing how far we could push this notion of single player co-op. Being in this world with someone who’s operating pretty intelligently and acting more as an ally, rather than this dumb collection of polygons that sort of troops around and gets in your way.

    The arc of the trio of episodes is also about the G-Man. He appears briefly in Episode One, and we’ll get more info on him later. If you think of Half-Life 1 as the G-Man trying to turn you into something that was useful to him – the transformation of the player into hero. And then Half-Life 2 was about how he was using you.

    Half-Life 3 [a.k.a. Episodes One to Three] is about the relationship with the G-Man and what happens when he loses control of you, when you’re not available to him as a tool and how he responds to that, and what are the consequences of that. Alyx and the relationship with her is a big focus in Episode One and the larger story about your evolving relationship with the G-Man. That’s the text of the trio of episodes.” — Quotes via Eurogamer

    Despite these revealing comments, fans are still dying to see the Half-Life series continue after the 3 new episodes, that much is evident from fake Half-Life 3 photos like these:
    Half-Life 3 fake screenshot

    Update June 2010: An anonymous source says Valve’s “surprise” at E3 2010 will be the unveiling of Source Engine 2. Supposedly Valve will be showing Half-Life 3 running on the new engine. That is how they’ve done it with past versions of their Source engine: Half-Life 1 was shown running on GoldSource, and Half-Life 2 and Counter Strike were shown running on Source back in June 2004. This may have been behind closed doors.


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    Ferry Groenendijk By Ferry Groenendijk: He is the founder and editor of Video Games Blogger. He loved gaming from the moment he got a Nintendo with Super Mario Bros. on his 8th birthday. Learn more about him here and connect with him on Twitter, Facebook and at Google+.

    • Wtmnb

      it better not leave us hanging

    • BlackHawk248

      Please if anyone else heres any news on the release of Half-Life Episode 3 or Half-Life 3 please post it. I cant wait.

    • http://usb3gvn.com/ USB 3G Viettel

      Oh nice, thanks for your

    • Frankmargel.com

      Half life three is near completion, valve is hung up in cross platform engineering and corporate back biting. Counter strike three is the puppy that wags this tail! Bummer! Half life three isn’t the demand of cross platform use! Suffer the combine, and, die!

    • kyo228

      i agree i LOVE HALF LIFE and half life 2 its got such a great story to it so much better then any of your call of duty games and yes half life3 will be fu**ing AWSOME  COME ON VALVE BRING US HALF LIFE 3 OH AND GIVE US MUTIPLAYER CO-OP!

    • Matt Jones

      Valve are obviously setting up a huge game or set of games concerning the number: 3. Think about it, all their games have, so far, only had 1 sequel; Left 4 Dead 2, Portal 2, Team Fortress 2, and also Half Life 2. However, I realized that the reason they did Half Life 2: Episode 1 and 2 is so that they were able to release a Half Life game without calling it Half Life 3. 

    • Rob Manel

      yup pretty much it s*cks i loved eli vance interesting features and past its very weird how out of every one around gordon freeman eli dies just as they start to destroy the combine on there planet answer me back about what you think about what will happen next

    • http://www.facebook.com/shubham.mutreja1 Shubham Mutreja

      vortigaunts save alyx so cant they save eliiii

    • Thazrom

      They Know they can, They gave us it in HL 1 Didnt they? Its one of the only parts i remember.

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