'Half-Life 3 would have launched in 2022'

"I think we're a little bit ahead of the industry on this," muses Newell. "We've just made this hugely successful game, this big blockbuster. But, rather than going back and doing that again, we're going off and doing the episodic thing. A lot of people are pretty confused by that - they're very much tied to the whole blockbuster thing."