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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.

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • 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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  • 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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  • JeanLuc
    Come on Valve pull your fingers out your arse and give us Episode 3! By the end of this year it will have been 3 years since you released Episode 2!
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  • Black Mesa should be finished this year *fingers crossed*. Plus it will be free if you already own a Source Engine game!
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  • frozenlead
    oooo portal expansion, please! I'd love to see what Valve can concoct to make it multiplayer!
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  • leon2006
    Bring it on...
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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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  • bustapr
    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.*cough* Guitar Hero *cough*
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  • waffletronic
    *cough *cough* *cough*
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