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Half-Life 2: Episode 3 Story Revealed?

In a surprise move, a post on Marclaidlaw.com from former Valve writer Marc Laidlaw offers long-suffering Half-Life fans some closure with a general story outline of Half-Life 2: Episode 3, giving a sense for how the unfinished DLC trilogy was supposed to conclude (thanks MeanJim). It's not clear if this is authorized, as the names of the characters are all changed, presumably to protect the guilty (the post is written from the PoV of Gertrude Fremont, Ph.D). Further, the site is now returning "connection refused" errors, but this may simply be due the server being overwhelmed by demand, but the Internet Wayback Machine has a cached copy. Also, addressing both the site's difficulties and the name alterations, the article is now also preserved on GitHub with all the names properly replaced with Valve's IP, which possibly puts the post in more jeopardy of being shut down. Thanks Valve News Network.

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37. Re: Half-Life 2: Episode 3 Story Revealed? Aug 25, 2017, 18:14 Task
 
I have personally given up on HL3 - so it is less a concern for me on whether it will exist or not. While it would be nice, there are plenty of games these days to occupy my time. Even replaying HL1 and 2 on occasion is enough.

Laidlaw's fanfiction brings a little closure though with the ideas put together from what we knew already (namely the ship in the Arctics and weird teleporting sciencey-fi stuff). If anything, at the very least I would welcome a novel of sorts.

Why it never got off the ground can maybe chalked up to Valve's development environment and Gabe perhaps having the final say.
 
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