Valve: Next Half-Life Game Needs to be Terrifying

Still waiting for the next installment of Half-Life. So are we. While Valve isn't saying anything about the Half-Life 3 or Episode 3, we now have reason to believe that it'll be a scary affair.

Speaking to Edge magazine, according to CVG, Valve boss Gabe Newell said, "I feel like we've gotten away from genuinely scaring the player more than I'd like, and it's something we need to think about, in addition to broadening the emotional palette we can draw on."

While Newell didn't mention a specific upcoming Half-Life specifically, it was clear that the developer was thinking carefully about how to scare the series' core fans: "The death of their children. The fading of their own abilities."

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  • _Cubase_
    It's been almost 3 years since the last "Episode"... now that's what I call Terrifying!
  • ColMirage
    No matter what happens, I want to slaughter an Advisor. With my Crowbar.
  • mattfoo2324
    For a game we know absolutely nothing about, I know it will be awesome. Need proof? Evidence: L4D, L4D2, HL, HL 2, HL E1, HL E2, TF 2, CS, CSS, Portal, to be released Portal 2, etc. Valve is virtually unblemished in the developer field. How could it not be good?
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  • HansVonOhain
    It will be released when done. When it will be released, I hope it will live up to its hype.
  • enzo matrix
    Will Half Life 3 go the way of Duke Nukem Forever? Stay tuned to find out!
  • _Cubase_
    It's been almost 3 years since the last "Episode"... now that's what I call Terrifying!