Gordon Freeman to hang back for another year, it seems.
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.