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REPORT: Half-Life 3 To Be Open-World, Release "After 2013"

Matt Gardner
FPS games, Half-Life 3, Open world, Pinch of salt, Rumour, Valve

REPORT: Half-Life 3 To Be Open-World, Release "After 2013"

According to a "trusted source" reportedly "close to Valve", Half-Life 3 is in development and will take the form of an open-world game with RPG elements.

Earlier today, the International Business Times picked up on a Journaldugamer report that hinted at a "very chaotic" development period for the much-anticipated (yet completely unannounced) sequel, making note of "total revisions".

According to the report, the game began as a "pure shooter", before the team started incorporating puzzle-solving and exploration elements, and now it would seem that the form Half-Life 3 is taking, should this source be believed, is that of an expansive game featuring "open-world, quests and NPCs".

No release date is mentioned, although the source reportedly suggested a post-2013 release, possibly to coincide with next-gen console and, as the French site theorises, the possibility of an appearance for Valve's much-rumoured Steambox.

This is, of course, yet another Half-Life 3 rumour, which means that large pinches of salt, checking your immediate surroundings for trolls, and crying after hours of rumour-fuelled conjecture are likely to be the order of the day.

Thanks, OXM.

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Late  Sep. 20, 2012 at 15:03

Next gen? Wouldn't be surprised if it's the generation after that...

Last edited by Late, Sep. 21, 2012 at 09:52
themattdenton  Sep. 21, 2012 at 04:12

Forgive me for being skeptical, but if Half Life 1, 2 and the episodes were pretty linear and successful as those, why would 3 just ditch that format for something Valve hasn't really explored before? (Unless Valve has explored that and I've missed it.)

I won't hold my breath just yet.

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