Valve doesn’t see need to change Gordon Freeman for next Half-Life

Monday, 5th April 2010 07:13 GMT By Johnny Cullen


Don’t go expecting Mr. Freeman to open his yapper in the next Half-Life installment: Valve boss Gabe Newell says he’s perfect as he currently is.

Speaking in the latest issue of Edge, Newell said that Gordon will still be the same crowbar-wielding, none-talking person in the next game in the series as he was previously.

“We haven’t had a reason to change that,” he said. “Most of what I’ve seen to date has been gimmicky and is entertaining for just a minute or so.”

And for letting him speak, Newell said:

“We’re not philosophically opposed to this, but we don’t have any good reasons to do it. Right now making your companions more interesting and compelling seems a more fruitful avenue to explore.”

Ever since the 2007 release of Episode Two for PC, as well as The Orange Box, everything on Half-Life 2: Episode Three has gone quiet, although Valve did say it was still in development last summer.

But despite that, especially with Portal 2 on the way this holiday season, looks like we’ll be going without Gordon again this year.

Sometime soon, please. Please? Pwetty please?

Via CVG.



  1. The_Deleted

    Tell you what they should do with the next Half Life.

    Make the twat!

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Yoshi

    Nice to hear they guna keep with how its always been :) i think it would feel wrong if they had a voice for him becos they player is pretty much the voice.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. YoungZer0

    One more reason no to give a shit about the Half-Life Series.

    #3 5 years ago

    One more reason to add to your big fat minus one?

    #4 5 years ago
  5. xino

    why do you wanna change the badass guy!?
    if they do want to change him then add a black guy next:P

    #5 5 years ago
  6. GwynbleiddiuM

    Half-Life without The Freeman is like Pizza without the cheese, Steak without the beef, Chocolate without cacao, Eagle without the wings, Tiger without the teeth, Real Madrid without stars and Metal Gear without the Snake of which btw it’s going that direction as we speak.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Yoshi

    One more reason for you two to get a slap :P

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Blerk

    Gordon talking just wouldn’t be right. If they did make him talk though, I’d like to think they’d give him a whiny super-geek voice. :-D

    #8 5 years ago

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