Gabe Newell hints as to why Half-Life 3 isn't a real priority

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    007.SirBond Master Guru

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    Kind of not surprised, there is no real way to create a successful sequel, Half Life was innovative, the narrative AI and scripted sequences were above any other 1st person shooter at its time.

    HL2 was also great for its time, due to its graphics and physics.

    But now that we are in 2014. There are too many games which already copied and used all of the features both games had. I don't really know what Gabe could do to impress gamers in HL3.
     
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    Half Life 3 Confirmed!!!!
     
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    That's cute. Good old Gabe has lost his mind. Telling his own employees that their skills are worthless because they're not related to what he thinks the customers want?

    What an absolute joke.
     

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    Customers wants HL3..... So, how is he following what customers wants?
     
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    Yes more half life and please skip the multiplayer. I just want to continue the story.
     
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    Its probably too much pressure for them, afraid they will screw up such a legendary series. Grow some balls sir.
     
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    How will Valve surpass all the good tech and innovation of todays games ...its a great competition out there to impress anybody these days with something new to keep people hooked and interested

    half-life games was {and still is} great when it came out...yeah and i would also like to continue playing the story none the less
     
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    Imo, Valves engine was never all that in the first place, so id say they'd be better off using UE4 or something.
     
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    Half-Life 3 would require a huge graphical improvement.
    Unfortunately current Source Engine is still on DX9.

    However with Valve going more into Linux, I wonder if they will ever consider using switching to DX11.

    Half-Life3 have to be revolutionary. For that Valve would need totally new approach with their Source Engine 2.
    My guess, they just gonna pass DX11 and use Mantle or other independent Graphical API
    that would be open, free and multi-platform.

    And again, it will require time for such API to come true.
     

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    There's always OpenGL ;)
     
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    HL1 was a good game for its time, but I thought HL2 was an absolute pile of poop. Thus, I have zero interest in any future HL game after having endured the trash that was HL2... Never before have I played such an awful FPS on the PC. It wasn't even a game in my mind, it was just an exercise in frustration and moronically awful design from a 5 year old kid: not even joking, it was just a BAD GAME. All you FanBoys can say otherwise, but wow, enjoy your blindness while I go play a real FPS.

    ...Granted, I haven't played the new Duke Nukem game :puke2:
     
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    I'll have some of what you're smoking.
     
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    Maybe they've decided to wait until the technology can allow for something truly innovative. Because Halflife 2 was such a success and stood out for it's time, perhaps they want to honour that & continue in that vein. Maybe they're waiting for something crazy to come about and become more mainstream like Virtual Reality combined with Kinect style interaction! Or maybe just waiting for advancement of GPU tech so that they can create some crazy realistic visuals.
     
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    I honestly don't see what any gamer sees in HL2, I found it to be a tedious & arduous game to endure...

    I'd easily rate HL2 at less than 5/10: far less than any CoD/Halo/FarCry/KillZone game that I've ever played :3eyes:

    I'll give the next HL game a try, but I'm seriously not expecting much from it after playing HL2.
     

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    Yea, that must be the reason for selling 12m copies. Cause its a bad game. Pfff
     
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    Valve is a privately owned company with Newell biggest stake holder. If it was a publicly traded co with him a minority shareholder, he would be out on his ass for neglecting a massive money earning opportunity like HL3.
     
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    I don't know how people can compare farcry or halo to half life, everyone i know won't even dare to compare half-life, 'cause the story, the graphics, physics are so fantastic, and look at the optimization of the engine, those games are far away on system requirement per quality. And half-life isn't ruined (yet). Of course there are episodes i liked more than others, it's natural and i understand how hard it is to keep up with such good story. I've finished this game more than any other, it's my one of the favorite games. I won't argue, games look better now, but we didn't have such hardware at the time, look how old is hl. We have different tastes - that's for sure, but you can't argue about sys req/quality/performace.

    As for Gabe, i don't know s**t about him, can't judge or anything, but i can tell that he talks trash, i listened some interviews...
     
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    Not sure if HL3 will survive if it stays to its root of the original in this day of age where its all about big explosions, no exploring, quick time events, zergs of mindless armys, DLC's, day 1 DLC's, DLC difficulty mode....and consoles...

    rather they take time and do it right rather than release cod releases every year with dlc's/season pass dlc's or bug/rushed games like bf4.
     
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    from what i understand newel isn't saying that HL3 isn't ever getting made.

    he's saying that the people who worked on HL1/2/2ep1/2ep2 might not nessesarrily be really in to making a HL3 so instead of forcing them to buckle down and do a project they don't want to do he's letting them explore other area's.

    they may have been hired as level designers or something for Half Life but after a few half life's they wanted to explore different projects/area's and that's what he let them do.

    atleast that's what i'm getting out of it, it's phrased a bit vaguely imo.
     

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