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Wonder if they'll use it as a trial on a new engine? HL2 is ~6 1/2 years old... it's kinda late to keep on with Source (although P2 is so maybe not).
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post #22 of 88
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I'd really like to see this game debut on a completely new Source engine.
Yeahhhhhhhh? Thats the point me thinks.
Edited by A-E-I-Owned-You - 2/21/11 at 12:48pm
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post #23 of 88
My guess is that they're scrapping EP3 and heading straight to HL3 instead.
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My guess is that they're scrapping EP3 and heading straight to HL3 instead.
HL3 is Ep3, well more to the point, HL3 is Ep 1-3.

They said that they didn't want another '6 year' stint between games like they had between Half Life and Half life 2, so they decided that HL3 would be episodic to give gamers a shorter waiting time.

Ironically we waited two years for Episode One, a further year for Episode Two, and now it has been over 3 and a half years since the release of the second instalment and counting. Which is 6 and a half years, with no final instalment in sight. With that said, I don't think they will end it with Episode 3 at all. I reckon they had every intention of taking the series further form the very beginning but they did mention that they had no desire to go beyond episode three.

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Since the release of Half-Life 2, Valve Corporation has released an additional level and two additional "expansion" sequels. The level, "Lost Coast," takes place between the levels "Highway 17" and "Sandtraps" and is primarily a showcase for high dynamic range rendering (HDR) technology. The first "expansion" sequel, Half-Life 2: Episode One, takes place immediately after the events of Half-Life 2, with the player taking on the role of Gordon Freeman once again and with Alyx Vance playing a more prominent role. Half-Life 2: Episode Two continues directly from the ending of Episode One, with Alyx and Gordon making their way to White Forest Missile base, the latest hideout of the resistance. A further "episode" is set to be released in the future, dubbed Episode Three; being the last expansion, "in a trilogy."[66] In an interview with Eurogamer, Gabe Newell revealed that the Half-Life 2 "episodes" are essentially Half-Life 3.[67] He reasons that rather than force fans to wait another six years for a full sequel, Valve Corporation would release the game in episodic installments.[67] Newell admits that a more correct title for these episodes should have been "Half-Life 3: Episode One" and so forth, having referred to the episodes as Half-Life 3 repeatedly through the interview.[67]
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Source

Just did a google, pretty much what I just posted but in a more professional manner lol
Edited by IcedEarth - 2/21/11 at 12:51pm
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post #25 of 88
Wow, I can't believe you just gave away the biggest spoiler of the last 12 years of gaming history ... You should of put a spoiler alert, seriously ...
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post #26 of 88
HL3 is not being made i bet.
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post #27 of 88
Gosh, another EP3 article and people talk about HL3. Does anyone here not know a thing about the HL universe? EP3 is NOT HL3. EP3 is the final chapter that finishes up the story arc of HL2. The next Half Life will be a new story arc just like HL2 was a different setting than HL. Valve 'may not be prepared to talk about it', but Gabe better 'be prepared for my fist' if its not out by next year.

edit

What icedearth posted with the "essentially" tag is contrary to what has been posted in Valve's own forums.
Edited by ryanrenolds08 - 2/21/11 at 1:17pm
    
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post #28 of 88
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Gosh, another EP3 article and people talk about HL3. Does anyone here not know a thing about the HL universe? EP3 is NOT HL3. EP3 is the final chapter that finishes up the story arc of HL2. The next Half Life will be a new story arc just like HL2 was a different setting than HL. Valve 'may not be prepared to talk about it', but Gabe better 'be prepared for my fist' if its not out by next year.
Quite a contradiction you have there.

If you had been following HL and the news, you would know by now that HL3 is indeed Episodes 1 -3. Hell, I even posted a link.

Not only do you want to belittle people, you apparently don't read news about HL and you certainly don't read threads before posting in them.

I do agree with your last statement though. Pitch forks and lanterns at the ready, fellow geeks!
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post #29 of 88
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Quite a contradiction you have there.

If you had been following HL and the news, you would know by now that HL3 is indeed Episodes 1 -3. Hell, I even posted a link.

Not only do you want to belittle people, you apparently don't read news about HL and you certainly don't read threads before posting in them.
Iced, I have read the books the articles the forums, you name it when it comes to HL and its iterations. Played all the HL games and their expansions 20+ times each. What you posted was from wikipedia(hardly a source) and contrary to what has been posted in the Valve forums. EP3, i repeat, EPISODE 3 wraps up the HL2 story arc. Even in Valve's forums you can find that if/when HL3 is made it will be based on a new story arc. I didnt contradict myself at all. If Half Life 2 EPISODE 3 were Half Life 3 as you so claim, then it would be called that.

Call it what you will but I will call it what it is : Half Life 2: Episode 3.

/edit

Thank you for agreeing with my last statement though. Ill go low, you go high.
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Iced, I have read the books the articles the forums, you name it when it comes to HL and its iterations. Played all the HL games and their expansions 20+ times each. What you posted was from wikipedia(hardly a source) and contrary to what has been posted in the Valve forums. EP3, i repeat, EPISODE 3 wraps up the HL2 story arc. Even in Valve's forums you can find that if/when HL3 is made it will be based on a new story arc. I didnt contradict myself at all. If Half Life 2 EPISODE 3 were Half Life 3 as you so claim, then it would be called that.

Call it what you will but I will call it what it is : Half Life 2: Episode 3.
I see what you are referring to, and it seems we have crossed wires.

It is true, the episodes are indeed based on the HL2 story arc. This does not mean that they are not HL3.

Wiki didn't claim that they were HL3, Eurogamer did. I remember when that article was released, if you search hard enough you will be able to find it.

It was just a natural progression. They didn't want to call it 'Half Life 3' because it would just confuse people. Instead they chose to call them episodes of the HL2 universe, like you claim. It is however, Half Life 3 but broken up into episodic releases, for the exact reasons that I wrote in my previous post.

There was a lot of unhappy campers because they were forced to wait 6 years for a sequel, Valve didn't want to make that mistake again. This is the only reason Valve released HL3 in episodes rather than a single entity. It was straight from the horses mouth, no speculation, it is solid evidence.
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