Half-Life 2: Episode Two Summary
It's never great having to report on the death of a gaming icon, but Robert Guillaume played a big role in the continued culture of PC gaming. With a key role in Half-Life 2 - a title just about any gamer knows of - knowing he'll never return whether we get Half-Life 3 or not is a major upset.
The search for Portal-connected Borealis, revenge for Eli Vance, the Combine as a Dyson Sphere, and the setup for Half-Life 3 are in the Half Life 2 Episode Three synopsis.
Even if your wish for Half-Life 3 was to ever come true, it wouldn't satisfy the itch for very long. That's the idea we're getting from series writer Marc Laidlaw.
Le Minh, former Valve developer and creator of Counter-Strike, has said he's seen concept artwork for the long-sought-after Half-Life 3, admitting it's "kind of public knowledge" Valve is working on it in secret. He "did see something" belonging to the Half-Life universe, and will "go out on a limb" to say it's Half-Life 3. Minh also saw the "new Left 4 Dead" which "looks great" .
Why no Half-Life XVIII by now? Gabe Newell has commented a little on why they don't just churn out Half-Life sequels, much to the dismay of many, as they decided to tackle multiplayer games instead. This was when there had "never been a commercial successful multiplayer game" before, yet they went for it. They also had plenty of insiders doubtful of Steam, future overlord of PC gaming.