Valve not announcing anything at E3

Valve confirms it will not make any new product announcements at this summer's Los Angeles trade show.

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Valve will not announce Half-Life 3, any sequel to an existing franchise, or hardware at the 2012 Electronic Entertainment Expo, the company told GameSpot today.

Valve has nothing new to share at E3.

"There are no new Valve product announcements planned for this year's E3," a Valve company spokesperson said.

This follows a Valvetime report from last week (via CVG) that indicated the firm would not make any announcements at E3 2012.

Valve cofounder Gabe Newell recently addressed the wait for Half-Life 3, saying that Valve has gone through numerous "twists and turns" to bring the long-awaited game to market and that remaining silent on the project is actually in the best interest of fans.

Prior to that, rumor had spread that Newell and Apple CEO Tim Cook met at Valve's headquarters in Bellevue, Washington. Newell quickly shot down this speculation, saying he would enjoy discussing ideas with Cook, but no such meeting occurred.

Valve is also rumored to be at work on a gaming system of its own, described as the "Steam Box." Speculation about this endeavor was further sparked last month, when several job listings at Valve were posted, calling for people to "invent whole new gaming experiences" and "research compelling new hardware technologies."

Discussion

53 comments
Hellsy_PK
Hellsy_PK

Valve is not announcing anything because they've already announced Ricochet 2. Get ready for the best E3 ever, featuring Ricochet 2 gameplay!

sykopat99
sykopat99

Well, that won't stop them from announcing something from a hotel room or conference room across the street. :P

Uchiha_Sasuke1
Uchiha_Sasuke1

This could be another bad news for the famous e3 game show. I think gamers will just have to like the small scraps of games that the industry is turning into.I'm one of the people who does not like this at all. There are more games being cut than new title being invented for us.

thenephariouson
thenephariouson

What!? you were actually expecting them to appear???

RedWave247
RedWave247

See, what bothers me isn't the lack of Half-Life 3. It's the lack of communication with Valve to its fans who just want to know if there is ANY progress on the game. The more they remain silent, the more we start to assume they're not even working on it.

Jedilink109
Jedilink109

KKKKKKKKHHHHHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

d_40
d_40

just give us what we want valve please :)

namdar
namdar

Come on valve this is crazy!

XboxGuy1537
XboxGuy1537

Man they are just rolling in the dough from Steam 

RobertBowen
RobertBowen

I must admit that I'm disappointed at this news.  I'm not really interested in DOTA 2 or CS:GO, so getting an announcement on the status of any other project would have been welcome.  Even more on their plans for Steam on Linux.  Oh well... :(

pszone
pszone

I dont think see the daylight of day for half life 3 until next gen consles what might be long way

robertcain
robertcain

Once again Valve decides not to attend, let's hope this is to get Global Offensive and DOTA 2 finished off as best they can, so they can jump straight into developing Episode 3 for all their crowbar hungry fans!!!

aussiemuscle
aussiemuscle

and then valve says "Got Ya" when you turn up at E3 and they announce 5 new games....

UnwantedSpam
UnwantedSpam

@TheArcade Why thank you, fellow DOA alumni.

TheArcade
TheArcade

@UnwantedSpam: Good joke fellow DOA alumni.

s4dn3s5
s4dn3s5

nvm, I still love you Valve

UnwantedSpam
UnwantedSpam

Valve really has a serious case of Triskaphobia.

UnwantedSpam
UnwantedSpam

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FuryX-4
FuryX-4

They will announce HL3 at the Dec. 21, 2012.

hadlee73
hadlee73

Valve should take this a step further and actually have an E3 booth with nothing in it.

redluigi11
redluigi11

@deadmonkey76 where did you hear that i think your being lied to

redluigi11
redluigi11

well there goes my hope for a new day of defeat game

Flint247
Flint247

Maybe they will have something after E3. :)

MrHatnClogs
MrHatnClogs

DAMNIT! Did Gabe eat Episode 3 again?!?

xdude85
xdude85

Oh Valve why do you torture us so?

tarzanx
tarzanx

@RockySquirrel Prequel to HL 1, Gordon's Origins:taking tests at MIT and sending resumes out to BM & Aperture. In the mean time i'll be happy with Black Mesa Source.

RockySquirrel
RockySquirrel

Remake Half-life 1... a return to Gordon's origins...

Savoritias
Savoritias

Half life 3 release date... ps5.

strayfies
strayfies

This has been an announcement from Valve.

StJimmy15
StJimmy15

or ARE they? Edit: 'twas a joke. HL3, amirite?

Virtua_Souls
Virtua_Souls

Aw, man... :( No possible new Portal game where you play as Wheatley lost in... ( I'm not spoiling anything :P)? Dang!

Poodlejumper
Poodlejumper

@ Richardthe3rd What do you mean??? You aren't totally looking forward to the AAA Game Publisher's Newest Clones: Military Shooter X.0, Sports Game X.0, or even the latest self-hyped "WoW Killer" MMORPG that totally uses WoW's base mechanics?!?!?!?

deadmonkey76
deadmonkey76

who cares valve is over rated and they want to ban used games screw valve

z50macdaddy
z50macdaddy

Valve must really hate the number 3.

Dante200X
Dante200X

Valve rarely says anything beforehand...

Richardthe3rd
Richardthe3rd

Honestly there's not really a whole lot to look forward to at E3 this year anyways.

Poodlejumper
Poodlejumper

Which doesn't say anything really. E3's not what it used to be. I's more ov an overpriced marketing gimmicry versus the industry folks getting together like it used to be. All message control and non-substance fluff. I'd rather hear what's coming from PAX. Valve pretty much does what they want and they don't play by to many other's rules.

BelaidKL
BelaidKL

No Half-Life 3 or Left 4 Dead 3... at E3 at least, maybe during the years later conventions something might pop up

chuckchoder
chuckchoder

"Prior to that, rumor had spread that Newell and Apple CEO Tim Cook met at Valve's headquarters in Bellevue, Washington. Newell quickly shot down this speculation, saying he would enjoy discussing ideas with Cook, but no such meeting occurred." Was it not Gamespot that spread those rumors?

Gamer_4_Fun
Gamer_4_Fun

That just ruins e3 by a mile for me :'(

gamingfrendly
gamingfrendly

so will they be at E3 or not thats what i want to know i am confused

egger7577
egger7577

And this is a story because?

d_40
d_40

 @pszone i'm afraid that is what they are waiting for, the current consoles are starting to show their age and i doubt valve want to water down their best ip for consoles. It saddens me that for the first time that consoles might be holding pc development :(

RobertBowen
RobertBowen

 @robertcain 

 

According to the Exhibitor List for E3, Valve IS attending this year.  But if they're not making any new announcements, I guess they will just be showing what they have on DOTA 2 and CS:GO. :/