Valve Will Not Announce Half-Life 3 or Any Other Game at E3

Articles are popping up all over the web stating that Valve will be making a major announcement at E3. Many news sources are saying that this will be about Half-Life 3. However, Gabe Newell recently emailed a fan stating that they would not be showing  Half Life 3, Portal 3, Left 4 Dead 3 or any other new game at E3. 


This happened last year as well. Several news sources reported that Valve was going to be announcing Half-Life 3 only to have Valve release a statement that they were not announcing anything.

I am, frankly, getting sick of the online media and their willingness to do anything to get hits. I keep clicking headlines that say things like, "Valve to Announce Half-Life 3 at E3!!!" and "Gabe Newell Hints at Half-Life 3 Release Date on Twitter!"... It is such a waste of my time; having to sift through all this nonsense to find the real news. 

I have been subscribing to rss feeds directly from the developers and publishers. I have chosen to ignore IGN, The Verge (when it comes to rumours), and GameSpot. 


Valve will not be making any major announcements at E3! They will be showing Dota 2, Counter Strike: Global Offensive, and their new 10 foot UI for Steam. 

posted 4 years 5 months ago

 As long as Half Life 3 doesn't turn out like Duke Nukem Forever. I don't mind waiting a while for a great game. Just don't out source it and turn it into a pile of sh*t.    But as Logan said all the false headlines are crap. You think such sites as he listed would not want to ruin the integrality of their name.
posted 4 years 5 months ago

 Valve is a company I trust. Half-Life 3 will be released when it's finished, and Valve will work as hard as they can to make it worth another installment in the franchise. I for one am waiting patiently, even if they announce it will come out five years from now, I'll know for sure they they put every ounce of their potential into making it. They won't leave it behind, they know how important it is, just be patient. But I can agree here, people need to stop arguing about it over false headlines. Leave Valve alone, let them do their job.

posted 4 years 5 months ago

 I never go to these sites. This is why.

posted 4 years 5 months ago

I never actually go to those sites either. I just end up there after tracing the source of the article. IGN will report some nonsense... then another website will reblog it... and then it will end up on N4G.com... then it will be on RockPaperShotgun.com and it will show up in my RSS. lol.

posted 4 years 5 months ago

If Valve are trying to make HL3 as impressive as HL2 when it was released, their source engine is going to need a major revamp.

posted 4 years 5 months ago

I fear that if valve waits too long, people might just move on. But it could turn out like Diablo 3, and be a Big Thing. All of these false reports are giving valve a bad reputation for something they aren't even doing. The Half Life series isn't like Call of Duty, whereas every ear a new game is released with little to no improvement or in the case of MW3, a step backward (imho).

Just like Blizzard, Valve will release whenever the hell they're done and I am sure that it will be a great game. patience young grasshopper :)


posted 4 years 5 months ago

 i hope their HL engine gets updates to something like HL3 instead of HL2...if I remmember correctly HL2 already complemented physix graphics before NvIdia came out with them. So I hope, and If i hypothesis correctly we should have a one damn good fast pace FPS game coming out...that is ofcourse, if they are going to release it

posted 4 years 5 months ago

 wait I thought nividia bought the company that made phys-x cards?

posted 4 years 2 months ago

 Valve will release it when Gabe feels like it's the right time. Half-Life is metaphorically Gabe's baby, and the company's most cherished IP, I trust they'd never do anything to undermine the greatness that the series is already known for.

It might be a scretch, but if the Source 2 rumors are true, they may be waiting to release it using Source 2. It makes sense to put a ground breaking new engine into your best IP. They may also be waiting until Steam for Linux is complete so they can release HL3 on all 3 PC operating systems along with waiting for the next gen of consoles.

To be realistic, I don't see HL3 coming out until at the very minimum, Q4 2013, more likely 2014.

posted 4 years 2 weeks ago

 And this is why we have ABP even if you click they don't get the ad money (Don't worry logan this site is whitelisted)

posted 3 years 11 months ago

I wonder if they'll do some more story telling in this, I had to play HL2 through twice just to completely understand what I was actually doing. None the less, it was an amazing game with every aspect of gaming possible, (Driving, Puzzles, Shooter, Zombies, Boats, etc).  

posted 3 years 9 months ago

 Oh hope this game will come out "soon".

I wonder where/when its gonna take place?! Before hl1?! Early experiments?! Early state of BM?!