Half-Life 3 Might Not Be Coming Anytime Soon (Or Ever), As A New Report Suggests

It’s now being said that Half-Life 3 won’t be com­ing out any­time soon, as YouTu­ber Tyler McVick­er revealed in a video cov­er­ing what projects are report­ed­ly being worked on at Valve. Accord­ing to the Valve sources McVick­er talked to “There is not a major devel­op­ment team work­ing on any­thing out­side of the few pieces of soft­ware specif­i­cal­ly tai­lored for hardware.”

It’s report­ed this is because Valve’s Steam Deck–which launch­es ear­ly 2022–has become the cur­rent focus for the com­pa­ny. “Right now, Valve is try­ing to get the Steam Deck out… Valve is throw­ing a lot at it,” McVick­er said. “Half-Life 3, any kind of tra­di­tion­al mouse and key­board first-per­son shoot­er at Valve, is not tak­ing place. If it is, it’s a very small group of people.”

McVick­er also men­tioned Citadel, anoth­er in-progress project at Valve. “[Citadel] is a Half-Life-based, FPS/RTS hybrid, that is coop­er­a­tive­ly based. Think about Left 4 Dead, Alien Swarm, and an RTS, and Half-life all hav­ing a baby,” stat­ed McVick­er. “It’s being cre­at­ed with the Steam Deck in mind due to how the game is sup­posed to be con­trolled. Orig­i­nal­ly there was sup­posed to be a VR asym­met­ri­cal coop­er­a­tive com­po­nent, how­ev­er due to Valve’s lack­lus­ter view on VR in the cur­rent day, it’s very pos­si­ble that it’s set aside.”

He added that Citadel is being worked on by the com­pa­ny. “Citadel is very much in devel­op­ment,” McVick­er stated.

There have been many rumors float­ing around about Half-Life 3 over the past years, includ­ing it being devel­oped to it being ful­ly scrapped. Valve boss Gabe Newell has decid­ed to not com­ment on the future of the Half-Life series. When asked about what’s next for Half-Life and Por­tal in a 2021 inter­view, Newell stat­ed, “I’ve suc­cess­ful­ly not spo­ken about those things for a long time and I hope to con­tin­ue to not talk about them until they are moot ques­tions. The nice thing is, by not answer­ing those ques­tions, I avoid the com­mu­ni­ty com­ing up with new, equal­ly-dif­fi­cult-to-answer questions.”

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