No Counter-Strike 2 in second Orange Box, Ep 3 ‘as new as Portal’ says Newell

Friday, 7th March 2008 07:40 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Valve boss Gabe Newell can say what he likes. So when he says there’s an “oranger box” in the works, that is definitely won’t include Counter-Strike 2 and that Episode 3 will include plenty of stuff that’s never been done before, you can kind of assume it’s true.

On the subject of Episode 3, Newell said, “From our point of view, there’s enough newness in there that we want to spring it on people and say, ‘Here’s a bunch of things you’ve never seen before,’ and have multiples of those. There’s stuff that visually hasn’t been in games before. There’s certainly a number of game elements, on the order of Portal, that have never been done before.”

“We’re really happy with how the Orange Box did, and we’ll do an Oranger Box next time,” he added. When asked if the new package will contain Counter-Strike 2, Newell simply said, “No.”

No date, obviously, was given for either the Oranger Box or Episode 3.



  1. patlike

    Oh. I’ve just been told this is days old. If you need me I’ll be hanging from the top of the stairs. I must have skimmed it because of all the other Counter-Strike shit going on.

    Sorry :(

    #1 7 years ago
  2. elredeyegrande

    Meh, I haven’t noticed it anywhere else either..

    So.. Portal guns in Ep. 3 then?

    #2 7 years ago
  3. patlike

    The idea makes me a bit giddy, to be honest.

    #3 7 years ago

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