Makers of Half-Life, Valve, have yet to disclose or confirm that they are developing Half-Life 3. However, company head Gabe Newell seems to have an update on its development. According to a podcast interview with Seven Day Cooldown, Mr. Newell stated that unexpected development issues have kept Valve from opening up on the game.
The interviewer after asking about the status of game that valve fans have been waiting for, he then asked about when the release of Ricochet 2 will be. Mr. Newell then responded with a laugh and referred Ricochet 2 as a title that is not likely in development but a code name for Half-Life 3. He further comments saying:
“In terms of Ricochet 2, we always have this problem that when we talk about things too far in advance. We end up changing our minds as we’re going through and developing stuff, so as we’re thinking through the giant story arc which is Ricochet 2, you might get to a point where you’re saying something is surprising us in a positive way and something is surprising us in a negative way, and, you know, we’d like to be super transparent about the future of Ricochet 2. The problem is, we think that the twists and turns that we’re going through would probably drive people more crazy than just being silent about it, until we can be very crisp about what’s happening next.”
Mr. Newell adds that Valve’s silence on Half-Life is in the best interest of gamers. He also adds in a humorous response to the continued referencing of Ricochet 2 ”Nope. Everybody’s who’s been working on Ricochet 2 continues to work on Ricochet 2.”
The original Ricochet that was developed by Valve came out in 2000. The futuristic action game is currently just $5 on Steam.
The last Half-Life game that came out was Half-Life 2: Episode Two which came out in 2007. Episode Two advances on the storyline based on events of Half-Life 2 and Half-Life 2: Episode One. Another Episode was planned but has not been heard since.