Valve plans longer Episode Two

Next installment in the Half-Life universe to be two hours longer than Episode One

Half-Life 2: Episode Two "will be closer to eight hours of gameplay," Valve Software's Doug Lombardi has revealed, making it around two hours longer than Episode One.

Reported by blog Fringe Drinking, Lombardi went to talk about how Valve is "trimming down" development time on the episodes.

"Episode One took 18 months to complete and Episode Two will end up being about 13 to 14 months, so we're trimming it down. I think we'll get closer to a year and be on a 12 month cycle. We'll see how it goes after this trilogy is done."

A 12-month cycle for episodic content? And Doug Lombardi's dropping hints about further episodic plans beyond Half-Life 2: Episode Three, but for what? We can onlywait and see.

Half-Life 2: Episode Two will be out at the end of the year.

March 9, 2007