One of the most awaited names of recent times, Half Life 3 has been a game which has been anticipated to come out in quite a long time, but the developers have maintained a silence every time questions are asked about the game. The developers of the Half Life series, Valve, have been among some of the biggest, most established names in the markets over the past several years. The company has been changing many trends in the markets, and it has now been anticipated that they will soon be releasing the Half Life 3 game.
The current speculation was that the CEO was not confident enough to go with the game. He had stated openly in the past that there is no point for a third game if it does not contribute to the series. Gabe Newell had commented saying:
“The only reason we’d go back and do like a super classic kind of product is if a whole bunch of people just internally at Valve said they wanted to do it and had a reasonable explanation for why. But you know if you want to do another Half-Life game and you want to ignore everything we’ve learned in shipping Portal 2 and in shipping all the updates on the multiplayer side, that seems like a bad choice. So we’ll keep moving forward. But that doesn’t necessarily always mean what people are worried that it might mean.”
However, things now seem different, and it is expected that Valve would indeed be working on the Half Life 3 game soon. It is expected that this new effort is now towards building the game in a fully-VR environment, and it is likely to be shown off at next year’s E3 event. The release date, however, is not expected any time before the year 2018, which will commemorate 20 years of Half Life games.