“When we announce Half-Life 3, we’ll do it our own way” says Valve
Half-Life 3 – or Half-Life 2: Episode 3 if you prefer – is now long overdue. What is its fate? Valve tells us that you won’t find the answer in any cryptic announcement.
As part of the 14-page Valve special in games™ 123, we interview Chet Faliszek, one of the developer’s top writers about its missing-in-action Half-Life 2: Episode Three. After years of speculation, subtle hints and outlandish rumours, Faliszek tells us, “When we announce Half-Life 3 it won’t be on a t-shirt or a forum or some obscure internet game. We’ll do it in our own way.” Faliszek’s remarks are part of a wider piece investigating the fate of Valve’s Half-life sequel, now five years overdue. The article covers every last detail known about the game’s development and includes exclusive contributions from Faliszek, Kim Swift and her fellow Portal co-creator Jeep Barnett.
games™ 123 is on sale 7th of June. Its Valve special includes an in-depth investigation into the developer’s hardware ambitions, including the possibility of a Steam console, updates on its newest games Dota 2 and Counter Strike: Global-Offensive, an exclusive Q&A with the creators of the Portal 2: Perpetual Testing Initiative DLC and a huge interview with Portal co-creator Kim Swift about her entire career to date.
There is, of course, much more to games™ 123 than its exclusive Valve content. But you’ll have to wait until Thursday to find out what’s in store. Until then, catch up with all things games™ related on Twitter and Facebook.