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Half-life 3 is open world, launching after 2013 - Report

Half-Life 3 is an open world shooter that will launch after 2013, a source close to Valve has allegedly revealed.

Speaking with Journaldugamer - by way of OXM - the source said that Half-Life 3 features saw a "total revision" following a "very chaotic" development schedule.

It was said to have been developed as a straight-up shooter but the source suggested that it 'failed' in that format, before being reigned back towards puzzles and exploration. The source also stated that Half-Life 3 will have a "open-world, quests and NPCs"

The source stated that development is well under way, and that the game will work several RPG elements into the mix. It was also suggested that the game will be a full Half-Life 3, not Half-Life 2: Episode 3.

What do you think? Vortigaunt fodder, or is this likely? Let us know below.

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