Valve Corporation developed its first-person shooter video game back in 1998. Then, in 2004, Half-Life 2 was launched. Half-Life 3 might appear sometime in the future.
Co-founder and big boss at Valve, Gabe Newell, first talked about the possibility of a Half-Life 3. Gabe Newell has mentioned the game at a recent Valve Index release meeting, but it didn’t say much.
According to Newell, Valve could develop Half-Life 3 someday, but that day will most likely not come any time soon. At a meeting for its new proprietary Index VR device, Newell made a joke that excites and discontent half-Life fans at the same time. The Valve co-founder spoke about games repetition, and how one project is a milestone for the next. In this manner, it is suggested that the Index VR hardware could power innovation for Half-Life 3.
The Index represents the beginning not the end and gave a little history lesson.
“In the history of Valve, we’ve had a lot of significant milestones. We had Half-Life, which was our first single-player game. We had Source, that was our first engine. We had Counter-Strike, which was our first multiplayer game. Then we had Steam and the Workshop … And Index is another one of those critical milestones for our company.”, Gabe Newell said.
Gabe Newell dropped this hint that Half-Life 3 could one day see the light of day, speaking about that magical number 3.
“So Half Life leads us to Half-Life 2. Source led to Source 2. Experiments we did with Team Fortress 2 enabled us to build DOTA. Artifact is the reason we’re able to do Underlords,” Newell stated. “And so maybe someday the number 2 will lead us to that shiny integer glowing on a mountain someplace. We’ll just have to see.”
However, Newell’s tone is definitely not sure, sounding like giving an unclear probability.
The phrase ‘We’ll just have to wait and see’ could also imply that Valve is restraining itself until technology can correspond to its concept for Half-Life 3, or it suggests it will never happen.