No New Half-Life This Year? (Say It Isn't So!)

For those of us who have been playing Half-Life since the very beginning, we know that we have to wait for the sort of quality that the premiere PC developer delivers in its flagship series.

Half-Life 2 going episodic was supposed to allow for the developer to make smaller, shorter games that would be served more often. So, it's been more than two years since HL2: Episode Two's release on October 10, 2007, meaning that we're due for Episode Three sometime this year, right? Sadly, maybe not.

According to the February 2010 issue of Game Informer, as read by Cinema Blend, there will not be any new Half-Life games this year. It's unclear what the magazine's sources are, but we're awaiting a comment from Valve.

Of course, no new Half-Life game from Valve doesn't mean that we won't see anything at all from the developer. There's always the chance of another Team Fortress, Left 4 Dead, or Portal expansion.

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  • kyeana
    sinsearWhile this is true, one can also go too far in the opposite end of the spectrum *cough* Blizzard *cough*


    *cough* Duke Nukem Forever *cough*
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  • Anonymous
    I believe that Black Mesa should be done this year. It is a high quality remake of Half Life by fans! And it should be free if you own a Source game already!
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  • waffletronic
    *cough *cough* *cough*
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  • El_Capitan
    That's great news! I don't want companies churning out half-ass games every year just to make more money. Make each game count and something special, or don't make it at all. There's too many games, and too little time to play them all.
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  • Anonymous
    I believe that Black Mesa should be done this year. It is a high quality remake of Half Life by fans! And it should be free if you own a Source game already!
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  • sinsear
    El_CapitanThat's great news! I don't want companies churning out half-ass games every year just to make more money. Make each game count and something special, or don't make it at all. There's too many games, and too little time to play them all.

    While this is true, one can also go too far in the opposite end of the spectrum *cough* Blizzard *cough*
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