Half Life 3 has been one of the most talked about games which might never even release. Valve, the developers of the Half Life series of game, have kept their lips sealed over the game, and there is no indication of any progress in the days to follow. It is now being speculated by many that the game has been cancelled altogether, and we might never see another Half Life game (or at least not in the foreseeable future).
Many game developers re-release their games, or keep on beating a dead horse. However, neither the Half Life series of games are like a ‘dead horse’, and nor is Valve trying to beat it back to life. According to Valve CEO Gabe Newell, the series is a ‘classic’, and creating a third part might not work in their favor.
“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.”
Other than this, another major reason on why we might not see the Half Life 3 game is the departure of Marc Laidlaw. Marc was the man behind all the other games in the Half Life series, and it is his departure that is expected to hurt the company in a big manner. After the departure of Marc Laidlaw, the future of Half Life 3 is surrounded by even darker clouds as it is not known on who will direct the game now. The shoes of Marc Laidlaw are too big to fill by anyone in the company as of now.