While chances of development and release of Half-Life 3 are slim, Gabe Newell, Valve co-founder and managing director recently shared his thoughts regarding it. It took place during a one-off GameSlice podcast interview with Geoff Keighley, video game journalist in Game Developers Conference. He declared that Valve would return and do a super-classic kind of a product only if a bunch of Valve insiders wanted to do it really bad and also had a strong, valid reason behind it.
When asked about the future regarding a Half-Life 3 release, this was his final answer. Presently, it looks like Valve is gradually transforming into a service platform, straying away from the core game development features.
It may suggest that they are quite far ahead with their new venture and returning seems a highly unlikely option. He considered it to be a bad choice if they wish to do another Half-life game and ignore whatever they have learned from shipping Portal 2 and all the updates in the multiplayer side. Newell shared that it was best for them to keep moving forward with their new ideas. At the same time, he added tantalizingly, ‘’…But that doesn’t necessarily always mean what people are worried that it might mean”.
In conclusion, Gabe Newell didn’t really shut off the chances of a future Half-Life 3 development but at the same time, he didn’t broaden the idea as well. Naturally, for now, the fans shouldn’t expect that Valve will be returning to their drawing board to chalk out the next Half-Life game.
Meanwhile, the titles in the Half-Life series share a single science fiction alternate history. The first installment in this FPS franchise was released in 1998, and the latest one was around eight years ago. Since then, gamers have been waiting for Valve to refresh this franchise. Sadly, even after ten long years, there is no news regarding the future of this franchise.