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The latest issue of GameInformer is reporting that fans of Half Life will be disappointed if they were looking forwards to seeing a new episode of the long-lived series.

The issue explicitly states that in speaking to Valve, they were told that the company has no plans whatsoever to release the third chapter of Half-Life this year, and that development of the game is still on-going.

http://hellforge.gameriot.com/blogs/Hellforge/Valve-No-New-Half-Life-in-2010
 
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This is getting ridiculous... If that will not be a full time game (read - 5-6 hours minimum), then there will be no excuse to what they were doing all those years lol. :/
 

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yea, just what are they doing?
 
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Who knows? maybe they are cooking something! I hope the wait is worth it, which i'm pretty sure it will.
 
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L4D2 DLC that's what they are doing! Sigh.
 

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They are buying super cool sports cars, women and booze. I'm not worried. I have a feeling that episode three will be a full episode like the original was. It just better get here next year.
 
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It better be good if it's going to take an additional year to finish.
And I agree with erocker, it better be here next year.
 
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Probably major upgrades to the engine if not a whole new one too!
 

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why dont they just make a halflife 3 with dx 11...
 
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why dont they just make a halflife 3 with dx 11...
Im thinking that's what they're doing. Episode 3 will be half life 3 for one big finale.
 
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#12
Maybe they are doing DX11 HL3! :D

And this has been posted before I think but here's at least one reason for the delay:
 

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Geez, I might not live long enough to ever play. :eek:
 
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:mad:

Gives me another year to possibly finally play episode 1 and 2 though. :p
 
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Geez, I might not live long enough to ever play. :eek:
This may be a tad insensitive as you sorta suggest you are dying, but can I ask that you leave those bits listed in your system specs to me?:D
 

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i dont think hl3 will ever come out tbh, valve is riding high and mighty with the HL series halo around them, if HL3 came out and was disappointing it would be devastating for valve.....but thats just my opinion
 
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This may be a tad insensitive as you sorta suggest you are dying, but can I ask that you leave those bits listed in your system specs to me?:D
lol

i dont think hl3 will ever come out tbh, valve is ridding high and mighty with the HL series halo around them, if HL3 came out and was disappointing it would be devastating for valve.....but thats just my opinion
Well the optimist would say that's one of the reasons for the delay-not to disappoint. Of course, I never actually said I'm an optimist.
 

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i remember reading an interview where they say that it takes exponentially longer and longer to produce good games because gamers these days want to see cool graphics and a lot of details...

if HL ep3 will be final, then it only makes sense to make it another hit, rather than just another episode. (i.e. new or much improved engine, longer gameplay... like original HL2)
 

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why dont they just make a halflife 3 with dx 11...
Maybe thats whats delayed things. They planed it out for DX 10 and now it's all about DX11 so they have to change a shi load of stuff again.
 
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i remember reading an interview where they say that it takes exponentially longer and longer to produce good games because gamers these days want to see cool graphics and a lot of details...

if HL ep3 will be final, then it only makes sense to make it another hit, rather than just another episode. (i.e. new or much improved engine, longer gameplay... like original HL2)
No that would give them more reason to make a crappy game....

Then no one would be waiting for the next installment as you would loose your fan base....

Another good game would create even more of an outcry for
MOAR!
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new engine, new game=new Counter Strike?

I want both!
 
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#25
Yeah and a DX11 engine does make sense.....

And why not launch it with an extremely anticipated game