Report – No new Half-Life this year

Tuesday, 19th January 2010 07:20 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Episode Two

Game Informer’s apparently saying that anyone praying to see Half Life 2: Episode Three this year may want to start your crying: it ain’t happening.

The mag’s latest issue says there isn’t going to be a Half-Life release at all this year.

The third chapter of the HL2 saga is now long overdue: Episode Two released in late 2007 as both a separate expansion on Steam and part of The Orange Box for PC, 360 and PS3.

Last year, Valve’s Gabe Newell said that development was still ongoing on Ep Three.

He wouldn’t go further then that, though.

We’ll email Valve about it. But needless to say we want to see this now.

E3 or nothing.

Thanks, CB.



  1. Yoshi

    They really are takin the piss with this now =/
    They say they guna bring episodes out to make it quicker than makin a whole new game and they take the same amount of time to do the episodes =/ they should have just kept it as half-life 3, new engine and could have released it this year to make it a 6year gap

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Freek

    They’re probably not going to call this “Episode 3″ anymore, unless they like being laughed at.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Johnny Cullen

    Pretty much what Yoshi said.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Random_H

    I, too, am beginning to get the feeling, that we’ll instead see a proper Half-Life 3 that concludes this story-arc.

    2011 – new engine et all.



    #4 5 years ago
  5. Gekidami

    I bet we see a L4D3 this year.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. AHA-Lambda

    If we see a L4D3 I swear heads will ****ing roll :flame:

    Really given the blackout on this game and portal 2 I expected a release this year but this is just getting bloody ridiculous >_>

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Blerk

    Aw, man!

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Freek

    Do people still know what the Half Life story is about at this point? I remember a cliff hanger in Ep 2, but not exactly the details.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Doc Robotnik

    I think the source engine started to look dated after episode 2. It works fine for a game like left 4 dead, but for Half Life, it needs to be better. It has to compete with the other triple-A FPSs.

    I’m also betting they decided to work on a new engine and develop a full-scale game – Half Life 3, for all intents and purposes, rather than making ‘episode 3′. No way we’ll see an ‘episode’ length game when it’s eventually released.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Blerk

    Unless they just use a bite-size episode 3 as a test bed for the new engine before going on to make a proper HL3.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Len

    How depressing but I’ll wait quietly in the corner for it I suppose. :( Has to be a new engine otherwise they’ll be trouble.

    And yes Freek I remember the cliffhanger where…oops best not say anything…was a bit shocking though!

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Bulk Slash

    Glad you didn’t say anything there Len, I haven’t played Episode 2 yet! :) I keep meaning to get around to it, but with Episode 3 so far off, I don’t feel the need to keep up with the story.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. mington

    NNNOOOOO!!! are well, i kinda of hope they don’t tease anything until like six months before release, i couldn’t handle the wait.

    The Half life series has been benchmark games, i really hope this well be completely stellar, i don’t think another 6 hour episode will cut it, not after this amount of time

    #13 5 years ago
  14. SunKing

    I think Robotnik is right, and I think I speak for fans everywhere when I say “FFS!”

    #14 5 years ago
  15. The Hindle

    Half life Forever. I think Ep 3 will come out in a another Orange Box style complation with Portal 2 CS 2 etc

    #15 5 years ago
  16. Hunam

    I’m not sure I really care about HL anymore after this long wait. Such a shame they are taking so long to make a 10 minute game.

    #16 5 years ago
  17. Len

    Let’s all look at this again and get depressed:

    #17 5 years ago
  18. st00rm

    3 years and all they release is a couple of concept art pictures

    #18 5 years ago
  19. Jadeskye

    In their defence their development team comprises of 4 people and a dog.

    #19 5 years ago
  20. anjin

    I am cry

    #20 5 years ago
  21. Psychotext

    Arsebollocks. Unlike some posters here I really couldn’t give a crap about a new engine, the old one was just fine.

    Release it.

    #21 5 years ago
  22. Michael O’Connor

    Half Life 3 in 2011, with a completely new Source engine that will once again completely redefine what this genre is about, like the previous two games did.

    Calling it here right now.

    #22 5 years ago
  23. Psychotext

    HL3 in 2011? Where will Ep 3 fit in?

    #23 5 years ago

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