Valve fan pitches Half-Life 3 to Valve, gets shut down. Totally worth it though

It was always going to happen. A fan has used Steam's new Greenlight feature to pitch Half-Life 3 to Valve. That's pretty funny. Perhaps not quite so funny considering Valve have already said they expected someone to do it, but hey, it's always fun to see someone say 'sod it' to their community reputation and just go ahead and do something mega-daft.

Above: Oh, Half-Life 3! Valve totally haven't thought of making that

Steam Greenlight is intended to give developers the chance to put their games, ideas and assets up for the community to evaluate and give feedback on, in the hope that new projects will be deemed strong enough to be published on Steam. That's where jokester Sz|Caidus has suggested a game called Half-Life 3.

Unfortunately, the proposal (after being 'heartily laughed at' as promised, no doubt) was taken down leaving no trace that it ever existed. But it is funny, if only because it makes us wonder how much longer we can possibly wait before the real Half-Life 3 gets announced. We've had alleged artwork from Half-Life 2: Episode 3 and so many rumours we've been able to make an entire article out of them. At this rate we'll be telling our great-grandchildren about the two great sequels that never happened: Shenmue III and Half-Life 3. Before all the videogames were sacrificed to the great lizardmen overlords, of course.

Source: NowGamer


  • CUFCfan616 - September 2, 2012 7:31 p.m.

    Half Life 3 to be a launch game for the PS4?
  • Shnubby - September 2, 2012 9:26 a.m.

    Seriously. I've been waiting for Shenmue III for what feels like forever. Where is it? xD
  • larkan - September 1, 2012 1:16 a.m.

    Yeah, just scrap HL3, it's going the Duke Nukem/Diablo 3 route. By the time it comes out, no one will care, and it will suck.
  • sepirothpk - September 1, 2012 11:40 p.m.

    Considering how many people make speculation about what might happen and all the noise when a tease about it comes out, I would disagree. People stopped waiting for Duke Nukem long before it came out, and no one was really that excited for it. People seemed to buy it just to see what took so long. On the other hand, the missing borealis in Portal 2 set off a lot of flames
  • robotdickens - August 31, 2012 1:11 p.m.

    Is it wrong I don't want a Half Life 3? I mean, it's been joked about for so long I think it'll just go the route of Duke Nukem. It may be the greatest game every or the single greatest failure in history. Personally I'd rather it never comes out and we make up the story rather than a piece of crap to end it all.
  • christian-shaffer - August 31, 2012 5:35 p.m.

    The difference between the two is that Half Life 3 hasn't been in production for 12 years. At least there really isn't much actual evidence that it has. I believe Duke Nukem failed because it changed hands so many times and overall it was a game that didn't really need a sequel. Half Life still has plot points left open that many want closure on.
  • FreezeRay - August 31, 2012 12:39 p.m.

    I think that if they finally did get around to making HL 3 it would meet with the same ends as Diablo 3 or Duke Nukem. Once people get their hands on it and actually have time to play it without all the nostalgia in the way they may not care for it. I think its either very smart or very stupid of Value for not making HL3. I can't really decide.

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