Half-Life 3 is Coming

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#1 Edited by Gue1 (12171 posts) -

Not any time soon though... But it's apparently in development guys!

Valve, a game developer, has confirmed that they are actively working on developing Half-Life 3 through User Picker tool (an internal tool). The User Picker tool is used by the developer not only to manage personnel involved in the development of projects, but also to track the projects currently being worked on.

The whole point of using the tool is to avoid any member of the public, or individual who is not involved on the project, from accessing information from it. The tool should therefore not be seen or accessed by individuals who are not working on the project. However, in a rare gaffe, the company made it accessible. As a result, gamers of the series got the chance to get a glimpse of the entries for either Half-Life 3 version Core or Half-Life 3. The former might be the name of the technology utilized with the current title.

http://www.gamerheadlines.com/halflife-3-development-progress/

Please be excited even though I don't give a ****.

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#2 Edited by HoVDaHuSTLa1 (1282 posts) -

I really enjoyed Half Life 2. Hoping 3 has promise.

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#3 Posted by uninspiredcup (19500 posts) -

But we have Halo and Call of Duty. This, Halflife 3 better be good to top those.

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#4 Edited by princeofshapeir (15950 posts) -

Coming to a Steam near you in the year 2022

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#5 Posted by clyde46 (48915 posts) -

Valve Time.

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#6 Posted by psymon100 (6835 posts) -

take your time. i got plenty of awesome games to play.

but yes, half-life 3. that would be lovely.

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#7 Posted by Telekill (6088 posts) -

I never got into the series but I know that this could potentially be a Steambox system seller for many.

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#8 Posted by madsnakehhh (16003 posts) -

Didn't Gabe Newell said that they were only kind of working on Half Life 3? i remember that he was saying his team didn't have particular interest in the game since they didn't have any good ideas for it...anyway, i gave up with HL3 a while ago, as a huge fan of the previous games i'm aware that we won't play the third entry in at least 3 years from now.

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#9 Posted by clyde46 (48915 posts) -

@Telekill said:

I never got into the series but I know that this could potentially be a Steambox system seller for many.

Valve have said they aren't having exclusives. If its on Steam then its on PC.

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#10 Posted by Spam_Pics (222 posts) -

Nice source, it doesn't seem at all like the guy is talking out of his ass.

Anyway, articles like this one keep sprouting every now and then and they never go anywhere. Let it rest. Half Life 3 is not coming. Even if it did sometime, I don't get why anyone should give a ****. It's been too long since the last one, games have been getting better, we have moved on. It's like being excited at the prospects of a new Tomba platformer.

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#11 Posted by Cyberdot (3928 posts) -

Oh sweet! Day one!

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#12 Posted by XboxDone74 (2116 posts) -

Good Lord I hope not. such a terrible, overrated title. almost brought on the second video game crash like ET did in 1983.

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#13 Posted by murray69murray (127 posts) -

@xboxdone74 said:

Good Lord I hope not. such a terrible, overrated title. almost brought on the second video game crash like ET did in 1983.

The ****?

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#15 Posted by lostrib (49999 posts) -

We all know they're working on it. The question is when it will actually release

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#16 Edited by foxhound_fox (95000 posts) -

I have this feeling it'll be coming out next year and has been in development, on-and-off, for the last 5-7 years in conjunction with their new engine technology.

There is no way they would make people wait more than a decade for a completely new iteration in their most popular series.

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#17 Edited by Chrome- (1693 posts) -

Just release the damn game I was 11 years old when I first played HL2

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#18 Posted by treedoor (7648 posts) -

Hat Life

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#20 Posted by silversix_ (22611 posts) -

I've heard the "HL3 is coming" so many times across the years that i just don't give a flying shit anymore.

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#21 Posted by BlbecekBobecek (2865 posts) -

My body is ready. Hopefully they will once again push the FPS genre on another level like they did with the two previous installments.

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#22 Posted by Joedgabe (5134 posts) -

It's no in development, it'll never be made.

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#23 Posted by blangenakker (3064 posts) -

I'll believe it when I see it

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#24 Edited by aroxx_ab (12502 posts) -

I dont understand why people are so hyped about Half life, sure back in the days when first game came it was not much competition/many shooters. But today i dare to say it is a lot more interesting games out or coming than Half Life...

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#25 Posted by foxhound_fox (95000 posts) -

@aroxx_ab said:

I dont understand why people are so hyped about Half life, sure back in the days when first game came it was not much competition/many shooters. But today i dare to say it is a lot more interesting games out or coming than Half Life...

Both Half Life and it's sequel were ground-breaking games for video game story-telling. They were mechanically average, but revolutionary in terms of how they immersed the player in the world.

If VALVe can hit the bell a third time, HL's relevancy will become golden again.

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#26 Posted by wis3boi (32507 posts) -

@foxhound_fox said:

There is no way they would make people wait more than a decade for a completely new iteration in their most popular series.

Team Fortress 2

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#27 Edited by cain006 (8625 posts) -

I find it ridiculous that HL2 came out almost a decade ago and they still haven't made HL3.

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#28 Posted by Bruin1986 (1629 posts) -

I almost feel sorry for Valve.

Once it's officially announced, it will unquestionably be the most hyped videogame in history.

No matter how amazing it actually is, it will "disappoint" hordes of gamers because unless a Victoria's Secret Angel gives them a lap dance while driving an F1 car on moon...it will be "underwhelming".

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#29 Posted by uninspiredcup (19500 posts) -

@aroxx_ab said:

I dont understand why people are so hyped about Half life, sure back in the days when first game came it was not much competition/many shooters. But today i dare to say it is a lot more interesting games out or coming than Half Life...

"halflife overrated" is a sure sign of someone who doesn't know anything.

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#30 Edited by aroxx_ab (12502 posts) -

@uninspiredcup said:

@aroxx_ab said:

I dont understand why people are so hyped about Half life, sure back in the days when first game came it was not much competition/many shooters. But today i dare to say it is a lot more interesting games out or coming than Half Life...

"halflife overrated" is a sure sign of someone who doesn't know anything.

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Did i say CoD is better? I own all HL games/expansions but it is far from my top games when it comes to shooters. What games is better imo? sure; the first Bioshock, Metro and Stalkers is so much better to name a few shooters.

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#31 Posted by uninspiredcup (19500 posts) -

I'm glad you quoted me. I always enjoy reading my posts.

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#32 Posted by Gargus (2147 posts) -

Ah yes the bi monthly "I HAVE PROOF HALF LIFE 3 IS COMING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" thread.

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#33 Posted by foxhound_fox (95000 posts) -
@Bruin1986 said:

I almost feel sorry for Valve.

Once it's officially announced, it will unquestionably be the most hyped videogame in history.

They could just release it randomly without announcing it as some sort of social experiment. They don't need marketing to sell the game and make ass-tons of money, so why not? Just surprise everyone at like 3 am on a Wednesday or something.

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#34 Posted by PannicAtack (21040 posts) -

@foxhound_fox said:
@Bruin1986 said:

I almost feel sorry for Valve.

Once it's officially announced, it will unquestionably be the most hyped videogame in history.

They could just release it randomly without announcing it as some sort of social experiment. They don't need marketing to sell the game and make ass-tons of money, so why not? Just surprise everyone at like 3 am on a Wednesday or something.

It's also highly likely they'll bundle it with something, like with the Orange Box or how Half-Life 2 was initially bundled with Counter-Strike: Source.

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#35 Edited by foxhound_fox (95000 posts) -
@PannicAtack said:

It's also highly likely they'll bundle it with something, like with the Orange Box or how Half-Life 2 was initially bundled with Counter-Strike: Source.

Heh, Left 4 Dead 3 release:

VALVe: "Oh yeah, here's HL3 as well".

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#36 Posted by Ackad (3183 posts) -

Valve can't count to 3 :(

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#38 Edited by lamprey263 (32105 posts) -

Valve is in no rush, they're making bank just running Steam, they'll release it when it's good and done. Any other publisher would be cracking the whip to meet quartly deadlines because they need revenues to make profits, whether Valve releases this on time or not probably won't make any big bump in the profits they pull from Steam sales.

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#39 Posted by limpbizkit818 (15044 posts) -

People like to act as if they don't care about HL3......... but the second Valve drops a teaser or gameplay video they will all be going nuts (myself included).

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#40 Posted by PannicAtack (21040 posts) -

@limpbizkit818 said:

People like to act as if they don't care about HL3......... but the second Valve drops a teaser or gameplay video they will all be going nuts (myself included).

People sure do talk a lot about a game that isn't announced yet, that's for sure.

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#41 Edited by Masculus (2878 posts) -

This is surpassing Duke Nukem levels. There's no way it can live up to expectations.

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#42 Posted by longtonguecat (2543 posts) -

@madsnakehhh said:

Didn't Gabe Newell said that they were only kind of working on Half Life 3? i remember that he was saying his team didn't have particular interest in the game since they didn't have any good ideas for it...anyway, i gave up with HL3 a while ago, as a huge fan of the previous games i'm aware that we won't play the third entry in at least 3 years from now.

Gabe stops talking when people mention Half-Life 3 around him - so not sure what you're referring to.

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#43 Posted by uninspiredcup (19500 posts) -

@Masculus said:

This is surpassing Duke Nukem levels. There's no way it can live up to expectations.

Team Fortress 2 my friend was in development when 56k dial up was the standard.

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#45 Posted by beerm_basic (2488 posts) -

With hl3 its a case of believe it when i see it

And THEN ill start the hype train ;)

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#47 Edited by Gaming-Planet (16944 posts) -

Hmm, I wonder how they could possibly blow my mind this time around. Bit late, don't you think?

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#48 Edited by KHAndAnime (16577 posts) -

@Motokid6 said:

Ask your selves this. What possible inovations could valve achieve? In what way can the first person shooter evolve? Me? I have no f***ing clue.

Detail? Valve makes incredibly detailed games, which starkly contrast the FPS games coming out today. What's the last FPS to come out that had as much detail as HL2? If anything, Valve should have an easy time impressing people - their competition hasn't been incredibly strong...

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#50 Posted by longtonguecat (2543 posts) -

@Motokid6 said:

Ask your selves this. What possible inovations could valve achieve? In what way can the first person shooter evolve? Me? I have no f***ing clue.

They've been playing with their own controllers and VR controllers, so perhaps that's the reason behind the silence and the delays?