Half-Life 2: Episode 3 still a ways off - The Intrepid

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Half-Life 2: Episode 3 still a ways off

Half-Life 2 was a fantastic game. It was a shame that the game was plagued by delays, but the final product was worth it. After a protracted development cycle of nearly five years, the team at Valve decided to complete the current Gordon Freeman story arc using episodic content. Instead of building a brand new game from scratch, three episodes would be released in quick succession to complete the franchises story arc. At least that was what was supposed to happen.

2009 and is just around the corner, and Half-Life 2: Episode 3 is still not out, and to date scant information about the game has been released. Recently, in regards to a question on whether information on episode 3 would be released Valve marketing director Doug Lombardi replied, “We may at the very end of the year.”

Yikes, information by the end of the year? That means that we probably won’t actually see the game until 2011. Although, Valve’s excellent track record suggests that the wait for Gordon Freeman’s final adventure in this story arc will be well worth it.