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I joined. I'm not a huge fan of the HL series but in the current game climate a FPS or indeed any game with a good gripping story is hard to find. After finishing Episode 2 I have patiently been waiting for the story to continue. After so many years I don't think its unreasonable that some people are becoming worried. After all no one wants another DUKE NUKEM forever rolleyes.gif
    
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It's funny how people describing themselves as fans think Valve owes them something. Valve doesn't owe any of you anything. They don't have to make another Half-Life game. They don't have to do anything, it's like little kids screaming in the backseat and now they decided to say please and thank you to Mommy and Daddy in hopes they will get their way. It's quite comical.

But they've made it known that they will. It's just a matter of when. They've pushed it back for 5 years now without any additional information.

http://www.gamespot.com/pc/action/the-orange-box/news/6151796/half-life-2-episode-one-gold-two-dated-three-announced
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Today's gold announcement was the first official confirmation that a third Half-Life 2 episodic update is in development. Like Episode Two, Valve divulged little in the way of information about Episode Three, saying only that it was the last "in a trilogy...that will conclude by Christmas of 2007."

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/valve-comments-on-episode-three-progress
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"Pre-production is definitely going, and it'll be ramping up rather quickly now that they're ramping down on Episode Two," Lombardi told us.

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/i_valve_060606

http://www.stuffwelike.com/2007/12/12/half-life-3-world-exclusive/

http://archive.videogamesdaily.com/features/valve-doug-lombardi-left-4-dead-interview-p3.asp
    
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Valve doesn't need to release a continuation/conclusion of HL to maintain its fanbase--I wonder if they realized that they've waited too long to pick up the story again, and that any sort of continuation/conclusion would fall onto a relatively small fanbase that actually played the series.
I guess you are forgetting the 6 year distance between HL and HL2 rolleyes.gif

And if memory serves, the fan base increased after HL2.
    
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I don't think there is ever going to be a HL3, Valve is content with steam revenue and releasing low budget games every year. Think of the effort that will be involved in HL3, people would expect better gfx probably a new engine, a well developed story as well as other things. Think of it from valve's point of view, why spend all that time and money on one game when they can ride steam revenue and release a bunch of cheap games which could be considered a mod of a mod. This year for valve? L4D3 same gfx and gameplay but new characters this time in California! with a couple new weapons and infected, like other l4d games no story to speak off. Don't forget new hats on the mannconomy store for those who like to throw their money away. Does valve even develop games anymore? or just fund mod teams to create games for them?
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I guess you are forgetting the 6 year distance between HL and HL2 rolleyes.gif
And if memory serves, the fan base increased after HL2.

There were numerous expansion packs released during that time to keep the franchise alive. It wasn't a 6 year period with no related releases. rolleyes.gif
    
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So much expectation for the next Half Life if it ever is released. It's gonna be a LOT to live up to and not a very easy task at all at that.
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So much expectation for the next Half Life if it ever is released. It's gonna be a LOT to live up to and not a very easy task at all at that.

lets hope it doesn't turn into another duke nukem forever
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There were numerous expansion packs released during that time to keep the franchise alive. It wasn't a 6 year period with no related releases. rolleyes.gif

Ahem... the Portal series are related to the Half-Life series, so Portal 2 last year can be considered a related release wink.gif.

Edit: also last year you were able to drive Gordon's car from Episode 2 in Renegade Ops. It's possibly also an indication the reboot is getting closer.
Edited by tpi2007 - 1/17/12 at 1:05pm
 
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Honestly, I understand the fact that waiting this long is a daunting task, but I would still rather they take this long to make the game and produce a product that is vastly superior to its competitors that continually are hashing out crap over and over every year.
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Honestly, I understand the fact that waiting this long is a daunting task, but I would still rather they take this long to make the game and produce a product that is vastly superior to its competitors that continually are hashing out crap over and over every year.

I bet that is exactly what they are doing. In secrecy, so there isn't a hacker that releases part of the game months in advance like the last time.

Besides, the group says that specifically, everybody wants Valve to take their time, all they want is better communication.
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