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Steam Group Seeks Communication

A Call for Communication (Half-Life) on the Steam Community (thanks Brett) now has over 6,000 members, seeking to coerce Valve into spilling some beans about their plans for the Half-Life series:

Your oldest and longest running fanbase would like some form of communication.

Waiting patiently for over four years is a daunting task, especially when E3 comes and goes without any beat of a Half-Life pulse, time and time again. Valve had stated that information was scheduled to be released towards the end of 2008, and we believe that if they have chosen, for whatever reason, to withhold this information, fans should at least be acknowledged in some way, regardless of developmental plans for the next Half-Life project. The entire trilogy of episodes was supposed to be completed and released by 2007, and if Valve have decided to do other things for the time being, that is fine; all that we ask for is a basic response on the matter, and to let fans know whether or not the Half-Life 2 story arc is scheduled to conclude at another point in time.

In addition: This message is in no way, shape or form attempting to rush the development of the Half-Life series; in fact, most members agree that Valve should take the time needed to deliver a complete and polished product.

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27. Re: Steam Group Seeks Communication Jan 12, 2012, 11:09 Beamer
 
Verno wrote on Jan 12, 2012, 10:34:
They announced DOTA 2 because it has a long and lengthy beta period that requires input from "pro" players in terms of balance and whatnot. L4D1 was a purchased property announced by Turtle Rock.

We don't know what the actual Half-Life team is working on but presumably it's Half-Life 3 given the silence and refusal to comment from Valve. I also doubt there will be an actual third episode anymore, I think they'll just roll it into Half-Life 3 somehow. I'm more interested in seeing what they're doing with the latest iteration of the Source engine more than anything else.

Yup.
From a post I made a month ago:

Valve has never been fans of announcing games four years before launch. HL2 was announced in May with a release date of September (which it famously missed by a mile, earning Valve a ton of flack and making them guard in-progress games even more tightly.) Portal 2 was announced in March 2010 with a release date of "2010" (which it also missed.) Episode 1 was announced in February 2006 and released in June. TF2, in its current form, was announced summer 2006 and released October 2007. L4D2 was announced in May and released in November.
 
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