Half-Life 3 confirmed (ish)! Here’s all the rumours, art and leaks we’ve seen so far

Friday, 23rd May 2014 14:25 GMT By Patrick Garratt

Oh, happy day! Counter-Strike co-creator Minh Le’s apparently confirmed Valve’s working on Half-Life 3. Here’s everything we know so far.

It’s happened. Speaking in an interview with goRGNtv Counter-Strike co-creator Minh Le’s confirmed that Valve is working on Half-Life 3 (at least that’s what he believes). Rumours pertaining to the game have been around forever, but let’s catch up and make sure we all know what’s what. Off we go.


  • The biggest supposed leak related to Half-Life 3 took place in June 2012, when ValveTime got hold of what looked very much like legitimate concept art. You can look at the entire set on ValveTime if you haven’t see it already. The images heavily feature Alyx and clearly show Arctic environments and what appears to be a revisit to Xen. The site claimed the images were from Half-Life 2: Episode 3. Steam mods vouched for the art’s validity.


  • September 2012 brought with it a rumour that Half-Life 3 had evolved into an open-world game readying to ship after 2013. A source claimed Half-Life 3 features had seen a “total revision” following a “very chaotic” development schedule.




  • In October 2013, a security breach showed what appeared to be two Half-Life 3 teams working at Valve. The core team is said to have ten members, while a further group of 46 staffers is working in an extended team.
  • And then today it emerged that Counter-Strike co-creator Minh Le’s had confirmed in an interview that Valve is working on Half-Life 3. So rest easy, space fans.

Note: This is an overview of everything related to Half-Life 3 based on VG247 reporting. If you want an exhaustive collection of absolutely everything ever put on the internet about Half-Life 3, try Wikia.



  1. Mr Sparkle

    The Alyx Vance looks different.

    #1 7 months ago
  2. Isaaclarke37

    I don’t care about this game anymore, i am living with the fact that it might not see the light.

    #2 7 months ago
  3. M. K.

    People still care about this? I liked HL1, but HL2 was nothing special. Don’t get the hype at all.

    #3 7 months ago
  4. Panthro

    I have accepted that this game is going to take years, but I actually understand when it comes to Valve, they are different from a lot of other studios and won’t bother releasing it just to milk the cash, imagine if Half Life was with another Studio/ publisher?
    We would be at Half Life 6 along with 9 other spin-off’s with possibly no SDK for modders.

    I would prefer a game that changes things as much as Half Life 1 AND 2 did separately upon there releases.

    When Steam does start taking pre-orders I will be first in line, I don’t think I can say I trust another company more when it comes to value for money.

    #4 7 months ago

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