Update: Speaking to CVG Valve has now debunked this “confirmation” as “bogus”.
Original Story: After 6 years of speculation, rumour, and running joke, Half Life 3 may actually be confirmed. The news comes from Quake command and Half Life 1 and 2 level designer John Guthrie who has confirmed to NoShitShurlock that Half Life Episode 3 is in development… Is this real life?
Apparently coming to PC, current generation and next generation consoles Half Life Episode 3 should recieve it’s first trailer after E3 2014. The announcement which can be found here states that the website and Guthrie have been emailing for some time before he spoke about Half Life 3.
“I can’t confirm all too much since the development is still in early stages, but for now I can confirm that we are going to release on both current and next generation consoles and we will also release the game on our own platform exclusively for PC and Mac. We hope to have the first trailer ready for E3 2014, which we (after several times not attending) will finally come back to”
In terms of gameplay all we know is that it’s a single player only game, no co-operative play or multiplayer modes. The game will feature many of the same main characters from Half Life 2 and “the story continues where it left off”.
Right now, I’m not sure. I’d love to believe it, I really, really would, but I just can’t. There’s been too much hype for it to just fall out of someone’s arse like this. I’m sitting in the background on this until I can get some hard evidence that this is truly happening.
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