It's been a "frustrating experience" getting nothing from Valve over the series' future, and while it's "greatly appreciated" the support current titles are getting, they want a word or two on Half-Life.
Instead of raging in a "negative and disrespectful way," the group founded to send a clear and civil message: "Your oldest and longest running fanbase would like better communication."
"The lack of communication between Valve and the Half-Life community has been a frustrating experience," stated the growing Steam Group. "While continued support for current and future products is greatly appreciated, fans of the Half-Life series have waited years for a word on when the franchise will return."
"Waiting patiently for over four years is a daunting task, especially when E3 comes and goes without any beat of a Half-Life pulse, time and time again," they continued.
"Valve had stated that information was scheduled to be released towards the end of 2008, and we believe that if they have chosen, for whatever reason, to withhold this information, fans should at least be acknowledged in some way, regardless of developmental plans for the next Half-Life project."
"The entire trilogy of episodes was supposed to be completed and released by 2007, and if Valve have decided to do other things for the time being, that is fine; all that we ask for is a basic response on the matter, and to let fans know whether or not the current story arc is scheduled to conclude at another point in time."
"In addition: This message is in no way, shape or form attempting to rush the development of the Half-Life series; in fact, most members agree that Valve should take the time needed to deliver a complete and polished product."
The group asks others to join if they agree with their sentiment. "Hopefully such attention will be recognized by Valve," they wrapped up, "and the community's voice will be heard." Half-Life 2: Episode 2 released back in autumn 2007. Since then there has been an information blackout for the much beloved franchise.
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