When it comes to the world of gaming, Half Life 3 has been one of the most awaited names of all times. The game is being developed by Valve, one of the most experienced companies when it comes to game development and production. The first game in the series came out in the year 1998, followed by the second Half Life game which came out in 2004. However, it has been 12 years since the release of Half Life 2, and the Half Life 3 game is yet to be announced.
It is now being speculated that the game’s release has been delayed time and again for various reasons. In the past the biggest reason was that Gabe Newell, the Valve CEO thought that the game was a super-classic, and releasing it in modern times might end up hampering the good image the game had in the minds of the gamers in the past. Here’s his statement:
“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.”
Other than that, a second major reason regarding why the game might be delayed is that of the fact that Marc Laidlaw, the man behind all the previous Half Life projects is no longer with the company. Creating a game in his absence is a challenging task.
Valve is expected to have started working on Half Life 3 now, and it is being anticipated that the company is indeed going to create a version of this game. Half Life 3 will now be releasing in a full-VR format. It has now been anticipated that the game will now be coming out in the holiday season of 2018.