One of the most popular series of games in the past decade and a half, the Half Life series of games have been among some of the most wanted and the most demanded games in recent times. The game has been so popular, that the gamers community has constantly been demanding the company to release a sequel to the series, and to come out with Half Life 3 – a game that has been awaited since a really long time now.
Half Life 3, sadly, appears to have been cancelled, and here are the top reasons why:
It is being speculated that the management does not want to create the Half Life 3 game as they have been considering Half Life games as ‘classics’, and in a recent statement Gabe Newell, the CEO of Valve said – “The only reason we’d go back and do like a super classic kind of product is if a whole bunch of people just internally at Valve said they wanted to do it and had a reasonable explanation for why. But you know if you want to do another Half-Life game and you want to ignore everything we’ve learned in shipping Portal 2 and in shipping all the updates on the multiplayer side, that seems like a bad choice. So we’ll keep moving forward. But that doesn’t necessarily always mean what people are worried that it might mean.”
- Departure of Marc Laidlaw
Things started to fall apart ever since Marc Laidlaw, the creator of the Half Life series and the man who was the storywriter and the creative director of each of the games left the company. He added that special touch, that special flavor to the Half Life series of games. Half Life 3 without Marc Laidlaw could very well be a major disaster, and Valve does realize that.
- VR Gaming
It is being said that the company wanted to make Half Life 3 in a fully-VR setting, but that has been a chaotic task and it keeps getting delayed and postponed time and again. With the HTC Vive being built in association with Steam, Valve is expected to create the Half Life 3 game in the years to come, but for now it seems that it has indeed been cancelled.