While we have heard countless rumors in the past regarding the possibility of Half-Life 3, the game never turned into reality. Despite that, executives from Valve often tease about the sequel even though there is little to no possibility of the game ever coming out. Interestingly, Gabe Newell recently hinted that Valve is open to the idea of Half-Life 3 during an Index party.
In case you didn’t know, Index is Valve’s latest VR headset and during the event, Newell, reiterated Valve’s commitment at setting up industry standards. He said, “In our history at Valve we have had a lot of significant milestones. Index is another one of those critical milestones for our company… it represents a significant breakthrough in the field.”
He continued to talked about how lessons from past successes and failures had lead to other projects. He added, “Milestones aren’t really the end of anything. They’re really the beginning. So, Half-Life led to Half-Life 2, Source led to Source 2, the experiments that we did with Team Fortress 2 were what enabled us to build Dota. Artifact is the reason we’re able to do Underlords. So, maybe someday the number 2 will lead us to that shiny integer glowing on a mountain someplace… we’ll just have to see.”
While it’s not a lot to get excited, it’s interesting to finally see that Valve is open to idea of possibility of Half-Life 3. Despite that, it’s been over a decade since Half-Life 2: Episode Two came out back in 2007. As a result, it’s likely that we might not see Half-Life 3 anything in future. However, Valve has started developing games again and it will be interesting to see if the company releases the title that would surely break all sorts of sales records.