Half-Life 3 mention on Gamescom document a 'mistake'

[UPDATE] Event organizers say Half-Life 3 and Dragon Age III were mistakenly listed on official document.

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[UPDATE] Following the publication of this story, Gamescom organizers told Eurogamer that listings for Half-Life 3 and Dragon Age III were not intended to be included in the document. No explanation was provided as to why these games were mentioned. Original story follows below.

An official Gamescom document includes mention of Half-Life 3, stirring commotion that Valve's long-awaited action game may be on the horizon. Gamers may want to temper their excitement, though, as Valve's vice president of marketing, Doug Lombardi, told LambdaGeneration, "We will have the Steam team [at Gamescom] to meet with developers and publishers. No game showing planned."

Gordon Freeman's return continues to elude gamers.

It is not clear why Half-Life 3 is included on the Gamescom product list, and as of press time, Valve had not responded to GameSpot's request for comment.

The most recent Half-Life game was 2007's Half-Life 2: Episode Two. That game advances the story of previous entries Half-Life 2 and Half-Life 2: Episode One. A third episode was planned but has not seen the light of day.

In addition to Half-Life 3, the list includes mention of Dragon Age III. This game has not been announced, but BioWare has been openly hiring for the new role-playing game since May 2011. Dragon Age: Origins has shipped more than 3.2 million units globally since debuting in 2009, and its sequel--Dragon Age II--has shipped more than 2 million units since premiering in March 2011.

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jhawk
jhawk

It may have been a mistake to list them at Gamescom, but I think it's safe to say those titles are pretty much coming sooner or later.

baq99
baq99

That's like me accidentally mentioning I have a sonic the hedgehog teddy.  You don't mention it unless it's based in fact, no matter how much you wish you hadn't said anything....  hey wait...  I...

Jesse-Fett
Jesse-Fett

People are always asking "where's Episode 3/HL3?" Look out the source engine, Half life 2 came out in 2004 ( I think) and it's graphics are still amazing (imo) I bet HL3 is so amazingly advanced that they're just waiting for systems to advance to the next gen cause they current gen just won't be good enough to run this near biblical beauty!

 

tightwad34
tightwad34

You know Valve is just playing with everyone's minds. They think they are smarter than all of us, and they may be partially right in some cases, but come on. I think they would look pretty foolish if they didn't make this game and I don't even care about it at all. I just know what I hear and read and if half of it's true, they would make a mistake to not make this game. Aren't you guys tired of getting the runaround, kind of like with the Last Guardian?

xdude85
xdude85

Way to get my hopes up Valve.

Tygraph
Tygraph

If HL3 is still running on that outdated Source engine I'll blow up my laptop. 

WayneL23
WayneL23

trolled.....we got trolled....we got trolled gooooooooooooooood XD

Jebril
Jebril

Well if people didn't already know there's a patent of some kind of Steambox made by Valve about a week ago already. What's likely to happen with the Steam coming to Linux thing is this, they wanna make their own custom distribution of Linux based on Ubuntu to run on Steambox and make it a console. This will probably launch with Half Life 3 to push sales. 

 

I'm hyped.

Tiletron
Tiletron

In a lot of ways, LFD2 has felt a lot like Half-Life 3, which is probably why a game with that name will never see the light of day.

aussiemuscle
aussiemuscle

I told you it'd be funny if we put HL3 on Valve's application form, hehe

 

As to why Valve keep denying the existence of HL3, if fans are foaming at the mouth for it, and it'll make Valve millions of dollars, WHAT IS THE PROBLEM? it's like they're doing it just to spite us for loving Gordon Freeman.

santoron
santoron

Now they're just trolling us.

zbarfbag
zbarfbag

whatever i stopped holding my breath years ago so it will come when it does

TrueGB
TrueGB

Dragon Age 3 I believe. Half-Life 3...that's like breaking a law of physics.

 

Likely they're holding that back for the next generation.

SolidTy
SolidTy

Mistake eh? Not sure...

pcostix
pcostix

Funny  how the mistake was with 2 great games involved and no one cares about DA3 when it has HALF-LIFE3 next to it... lol

 

If the mistake only happened with hl3 then I would say that it was on purpose, but it happened with 2 games from 2 different companies, so for me it realy was a mistake, nothing else.

n64nut
n64nut

With how long HL3/ HL2 Ep 3 has been in the works, at this point its required to give me on-demand orgasms to consider buying it.

00Joseph00
00Joseph00

They lied.That's what I gathered from this, but more importantly, it seems as though the next "Half-Life" is not going to be in an episodic form, but a full-fledged game, hence how the name was teased: "Half-Life 3" instead of "Half-Life 2: Episode 3" which is a mouth full...

Warfighter_971
Warfighter_971

Valve surely has done a pretty sneaky job up there...........This long waiting Episode 3 is somewhat has become the rare full moon......But mistake at first about HF???sounds strange...What do u say guys???

Tsuchikage
Tsuchikage

At this point, I've given up hope.  I don't even get excited when I hear a headline like "Half-Life 3 teased" or "Half-Life 2:  Episode 3 may show up at E3 next month."  It will come eventually, but I won't be excited until Valve actually shows the darn thing.

Pangamaster
Pangamaster

This is Valve's way of rick-rolling us

thom_maytees
thom_maytees

I wonder how did the mistakes happened in the first place.

Colekern
Colekern

I want Half-Life 3!!! But I willing to wait if it's going to be on the Source Engine 2. I hope it will have major graphics improvements.

Agiel7
Agiel7

If there aren't making it right now, don't you think Valve should take a hint, take a break from everything else they're doing, and start working on Half-Life 3 full-pelt?

naryanrobinson
naryanrobinson

Once Valve got Half-Life to 2, and got the Episodes to 2, I'm surprised the universe didn't implode.

pezzott1
pezzott1

Valve is did this... They are testing us... damn you Valve...

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Yea.... DA:O was one of my favourite games in recent history, DA2 I bought blindly and it soured the series for me...a lot of unforgivable BS there... DA3 had better be a ways away and not expect anywhere near a day one purchase from me or a lot of other fans. Good luck selling that after the DA2 event! HL3 is going to become the next Bigfoot. Anyone who claims to have proof will only have fuzzy photos and wear a tinfoil hat while everyone questions their sanity...

Hakkology
Hakkology

I don't care how good Dragon Age III will be, i won't ever think about getting Dragon Age III before having a chance to try it properly.

Dragon Age II is one of my biggest regrets and i don't want to repeat the same mistake.

hella_epic
hella_epic

@ Valve Studios 

"Okay guys it's time for a new Half Life,after HL2 comes.....umm...half....life......this is harder than we thought -_-"

 

Morphine_OD
Morphine_OD

Of course it was a mistake, Valve can't count to 3.

RiskClothing
RiskClothing

Read Half Life 3 and my heart stopped..........................................................................

EctoSpartan
EctoSpartan

Damn. I was hoping for some new info on Dragon Age 3.

TheOnlyConan
TheOnlyConan

It better wait for next gen. Even though it has been eight years since HL2, no need to put it on eight year old components. HL2 was on the Xbox. It would skip a whole system.

Fayt1986
Fayt1986

sigh i figured as much........ i guess valve will wait till next gen now.

not that i mind since my new gtx680 will make it look epic.

LukeWesty
LukeWesty

@Jesse-FettWow, thats optimistic, but i do think it will be great and I hope they are not holding out for the new consoles, bring the new one out at the end of this era then bring a new one out 4 years or so into the new consoles when most of us have been able to buy one, not as soon as they come out, not all could afford the crazy pricess they want in the first year of release.

Jebril
Jebril

 @rileypoole1234 Get the Orange Box already, it's mad cheap now and has HL2 and all the Episodes along with TF2 and Portal.

anfunny
anfunny

 @TheOnlyConan Sorry, but my PC is already next-gen, and I would rather not wait for M$ and Sony's less-than-innovative new consoles.

hella_epic
hella_epic

 @TheOnlyConan the Last HL was in 07,dnt ignore episode two man it was a really awesome game :p

TheOnlyConan
TheOnlyConan

I agree. But if they make it for this generation of consoles, the pc version will suffer. It was that way for many other games.

anfunny
anfunny

 @TheOnlyConan Unless they build it from the ground up for the PC, like they have for every single one of their other releases...