This year marks the 10th anniversary of the release of the last game about the silent theoretical physicist – Half-Life 2: Episode 2. Schoolchildren, who once fiercely fought against the dictatorship of the Alliance, are already growing up children and bills for the “communal”. The fervor has subsided, but deep down there is still a hope that the story of the adventures of Gordon Freeman will get its logical continuation.
However, she, like many other bright and clean things in this world, was also short-lived: GameInformerpublished an interview taken in 2015 from an anonymous employee of Valve. He was the only one who agreed to open the veil of secrecy and share information about what is happening inside the company. According to him, the continuation of the franchise simply never existed.
According to the interview, the active discussion of Half-Life 3 began and ended during the development of the second part. Several teams started projects after that, which could subsequently take shape as a full-fledged continuation, but each time something went wrong. Valve’s main resources were focused on supporting the Steam platform and developing new parts of Counter-Strike and Dota, so every time it became increasingly difficult to gather new people and start work from scratch.
“The idea of releasing the third episode of Half-Life 2 is dead, in no universe this will happen. There is still a chance for a full-fledged sequel, which will take its place, but it is incredibly difficult, ”an anonymous informant continues. – The expectations of the players are so high that Valve does not even consider transferring the development of the continuation of a third-party company, this would kill the soul of the game. And every time when the slightest hint of the development of Half-Life 3 appears in the press, fans begin to push with the demand to disclose details. Therefore, the company no longer talks about it; it only exacerbates hunger. They just ignore her. The pain will subside over time. “