Half-Life 3 Development Teams Leak

Written by Jon Sutton on Wed, Oct 2, 2013 12:15 PM
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A user on NeoGAF has conveniently discovered a loophole in Valve’s Internal User Picker software, as it was opened up to all and sundry for public viewing last night.

The link is down but it was open long enough for the ever-busy denizens of the internet to snatch a few screen-grabs that sure enough seem to suggest the existence of the ridiculously long-awaited Half-Life 3

Many nearly full-grown adults had only just gotten out of their nappies back when Half-Life 2 was released nearly a decade ago, and yet Valve still refuses to divulge the existence of what would surely be one of the most hotly-anticipated games ever.

The leaked image shows the various internal development groups over at Valve, including one not-so-sneakily labeled ‘Half-Life 3’, with 46 staff members assigned to it. This looks like a gathering storm of evidence beginning to finally point towards the games existence.

Of course, this all seems too good to be true, and more than a little convenient the day after Valve trademarked the Half-Life 3 name, yet as ever we, the gaming public, cling onto Valve’s every word, hoping against hope.

Amid last week’s many Steam-based announcements it seemed like there was only one thing missing, and that was Half-Life 3. As Valve look to make inroads into the console market, they are surely going to need a console-style launch, with the fanfare that brings with it. What do console launches need? Launch games. The big question is whether the internet would implode upon itself should this happen.

How would you feel about Half-Life 3 launching alongside the Steam Machines?

Do you think Valve will aim for a Linux-only release, to herd people over to SteamOS as quickly as possible?

Let us know your thoughts below!

 

 

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20:30 Oct-03-2013

Ha I knew this day will come! Too bad 99% of the people who waited for this are dead....

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05:16 Oct-04-2013

Meanwhile at valve,Gaben:"LOL GUYS,THEY BELIEVED OUR TROLL!!!!!!!"-more and more people killed themself..

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13:12 Oct-04-2013

Dammit Gabe stop trolling!

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10:03 Oct-03-2013

BROTHERS, THE END IS NEAR.

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10:07 Oct-03-2013

One way or the other...

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23:03 Oct-02-2013

Half Life 3? where is the release date? I just hope I'm still alive when it comes out, i´m 25 now, but i think i can play it with 92 years

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21:57 Oct-02-2013

FINALLY !

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21:24 Oct-02-2013

im not fully convinced yet just cause they still never released a Half Life 2 Episode 3

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18:06 Oct-02-2013

The world shall be reborn with the coming of Half Life 3

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18:05 Oct-02-2013

Valve is genius, HL3 would never get this amount of attention if it was outright confirmed, all this speculation just grows the attention towards the game.

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19:45 Oct-02-2013

I think it's got maximum attention now

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20:22 Oct-02-2013

but it would have worked if HF didn't have such huge and loyal fan base

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21:55 Oct-02-2013

wouldn't*

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18:03 Oct-02-2013

OMG the Universe will implode !!!

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17:32 Oct-02-2013

well, Half LIfe 3 is hinted, this is interesting. I didn't think about them developing it for all of this time, anticipating to launch it with their eventual steambox console. I just hope it runs on the source engine like the others so my PC could play it like I can HL2, heck, I'd settle for low settings with Half-Life 3. It makes me wonder though, what about HL2: E3? still no hints on that, maybe Valve intentionally planned this HL3 thing....

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16:38 Oct-02-2013

I'm pretty sure the internet would end when Half Life 3 is confirmed

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16:49 Oct-02-2013

lol

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15:30 Oct-02-2013

i played half life and i didnt like it,so i dont care

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16:23 Oct-02-2013
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16:38 Oct-02-2013

I have only played it a little bit, onnly the steam demo. It was a cool game, I think I need to play it in full though.

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17:30 Oct-02-2013

i never played it ever....vavle makes great games i would buy it

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15:42 Oct-03-2013

I've played through all of HL2, but not the episodes, yet, it's really an exceptional game, it's balanced just right, and has an interesting story, imo. graphics are very pretty as well for a 2004 game :) you should definitely pick it up when you have the chance, if you don't mind an FPS, which at least isn't a CoD/BF clone.

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15:01 Oct-02-2013

Should I care OR should I just dismiss this outright...?

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14:15 Oct-02-2013

left 4 dead 3 please

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21:53 Oct-02-2013

after half life 3

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14:06 Oct-02-2013

So valve CAN count to 3 huh..........Hope gaben is not trolling again..

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12:43 Oct-02-2013

Oh God, this is torture. Absolute torture. I've never felt like this over any other series.
Gabe, come on, man, quit dicking us around. Are you making this ****ing game or not?

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13:37 Oct-02-2013

With the trademark and this leak, I think it's safe to say that it is being worked on. But then, so was Duke Nukem Forever and look how long that took to come out.

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21:33 Oct-02-2013

took a long time but that game was a mess

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09:47 Oct-03-2013

I tried so hard to give DNF a chance. I really did. But Christ, does that game suck.

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05:57 Oct-04-2013

am I the only person who thinks DNF is okay? seriously?

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13:27 Oct-04-2013

I thought it was okay. DNF was mediocre, but, really, compared to other things we have out there it was refreshing to see a return of a singleplayer-focused FPS. The humour was also quite nice and captured the Duke Nukem spirit. It's hard for such an old game, after such a long period of waiting to succeed and the press was unduly harsh and very much unfair in their treatment of DNF; it's absurd that DNF would get 5s from a press that gives annual CoD titles consistent 10s.

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21:45 Oct-04-2013

my thoughts exactly, take my thumbs up :D Yeah, I think they screwed up by waiting so long to release it, but pretty much all of the reviewers were too harsh on it, when you have to remember, it was based around old Duke Nukem, and the humor was spot on, especially when looking at some of the food labels when you're tiny in the Duke Burgers level (I think it was Duke burgers, might've been Nuke Burgers, whatever the burger joint was called.)

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12:40 Oct-02-2013

What if Valve launches Half-Life 3 as a launch title with the SteamBox?

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13:48 Oct-02-2013

If anything it would be SteamOS exclusive. Also, I doubt they'd risk the unbridled furor (that would surely be unleashed upon forums and comment sections everywhere) for a project with an uncertain future. Frankly, I don't think I'd care. It's been too long for me to care about Half-Life 3 anymore.

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12:33 Oct-02-2013

Valve sure knows how to tease

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12:25 Oct-02-2013

Is it real?? Valve can finally count to 3??

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