Die-hard fans of the sci-fi first person shooter Half-life franchise has been waiting for more than a decade in order to finally witness the third installment of the universally acclaimed video gaming franchise after Half-Life 2’s release, back in 2004. After that, Valve has released only two additional levels and two expansion packs for “Half-Life 2”.
During a 2006 interview with Eurogamer, Gabe Newell, Valve’s co-founder and managing director revealed that the Half-Life 2 expansions are originally Half-Life 3. He also reasoned that instead of making fans wait for a full sequel, they could release in the form of episodic installments.
During a 2011 interview with Develop, Newell further revealed that the episodic structure has been replaced by even shorter cycles and continuous updates through Steam. Meanwhile, earlier, Newell announced in a Gameslice Podcast that a Half-Life sequel will possibly never be made.
The only reason they would decide to go back and create another sequel for the super classic Half-Life series is only if a lot of people in Valve really wanted to do it and had a reasonable explanation behind it a well.
However, Newell’s statements could end up being misleading as Valve’s latest updates on Steam displayed the addition of App 323900 and according to Motoring Crunch, it revealed the logo of Half-Life 3.
Right now, we are not certain if Valve has purposely released the logo or attempted to mislead fans through the various interviews. All in all, the gamers are right now more excited than ever while speculating how Valve could announce the details of this sequel in the Electronic Entertainment Expo of 2015, scheduled this June.
Keep in mind that Valve is the video game company behind a lot of critically acclaimed gaming franchises like Half-Life, Left 4 Dead and Portal. Valve also created the software distribution system, known as Steam, which ultimately led to the Steam Machine, comprising of a line of pre-built gaming computers running SteamOS.
Meanwhile, Valve is highly expected to participate in the upcoming Electronic Entertainment Expo at Los Angeles Convention Center from June 16-18.
Valve originally developed the Source Engine back in 2004. It is a 3D video game engine that is designed in constant incremental updates. Many popular Valve video games that make use of the Source Engine are Counter-Strike, Half-Life 1, Half-Life 2, Left 4 Dead 1 and Left 4 Dead 2.