The original Half-Life games were some of the finest examples of how to make an FPS. The last time we jumped into the boots of Gordon Freeman was almost 10 years ago and that was for Episode 2 – which ended on a massive cliff hanger. Naturally it ended this way as another chapter was planned. Little did we know that the Half-Life 3 would be one of the longest waits for a a sequel in the history of gaming. What makes matters worse is the writer that worked on the original games – Marc Laidlaw, has now left Valve. In an email reply to a reddit user Marc said,
“I am no longer a full or part-time Valve employee, no longer involved in day-to-day decisions or operations, no longer a spokesperson for the company, no longer privy to most types of confidential information, no longer working on Valve games in any capacity.I had a good run but lately I have been feeling a need for a break from the collaborative chaos of game production, and a return to more self-directed writing projects.”
Does this mean Half-Life 3 is confirmed? Does it mean we will never actually see Half-Life 3 in our life time? So many questions, but one thing is for sure, things do not look good for Half-Life 3 *gently weeps*.