The Half-Life is a series of first-person shooter video games based on a science fiction alternative world. Developed by Valve Corporation (makers of Counter Strike, Left 4 Dead, Portal and DoTA 2, etc), the game revolves around the protagonist Gordon Freeman, a theoretical physicist who was once employed by the Black Mesa Research Facility. The first part of the Half Life games came out in 1998, following which, the second part released six years later, in 2004. It’s been more than 11 years since Half-Life 2, and more than eight since Episode Two ended in a cliffhanger. The two preceding games in the series were very popular. And we are hoping that the Half-Life 3 is going to come out pretty soon.
Half-Life 3 Release Date:
Several fans are patiently waiting for the release of Half Life 3 game. There was a time when we believed Valve was no longer working on the third installment. But now new reports claim that the much-awaited game will release soon and that too within the span of a year. According to one Reddit user, Valve has recently dropped hints on the development of Half-Life 3.
In October last year, an update of Dota 2 Reborn came with a file called ‘hi3.txt.’. This was accidental but you can check the contents of the file right here. Then again an unnamed user posted this on Pastebin, “Half-Life 2 Episode 3 has been cancelled. The project has turned into a full fledged title confirmed to be Half-Life 3. Half-Life 3 is the official title and has turned very well into a standalone game. Well sort of. It’s complicated.” The users has apparently found out a lambda hidden inside the steam holiday sale which we probably don’t have to wait for much longer for the fan-favourite game to come out.
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Half-Life 3 Trailer:
There are several incredibly well fan-made Half-Life 3 trailer available on YouTube. But Valve is yet to confirm the existence of the game and only after that we can hope to have the Half-Life 3 official trailer released.
Half-Life 3 Price:
As of now, the we don’t have an official price on the upcoming game but we are speculating that since Half-Life 2 – PC currently costs $78.99 and Half Life 2 – Xbox costs $39.95, the price of Half-Life 3 will be somewhere between $50 to $90.
Half-Life 3 – What’s New:
Valve, the studio behind the creation of the game have only joined forces with HTC, the smartphone manufacturers who have recently build Vive VR headset. So its seems very likely that the upcoming Half-Life 3 will have some elements of VR.
Valve employees have consistently refused to comment on the status or nature of the next Half-Life game but Half Life continues to be among the most anticipated games in the world. Recent rumours suggest that in the Steam VR Performance Test, files where found that contained references of both Half-Life 3 and Left 4 Dead 3.
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Rumours regarding Half-Life 3 continuous to spill out but none has the credibility of becoming official. As of now these are mere speculations. Most of the rumour are connected to activities inside the Valve Corporation and they all have a logical explanation, we can’t confirm anything until Valve officially confirms them.