If you were holding onto hope that this year would be the year that Valve announces Half-Life 3 at E3, you may be in for another round of disappointment.
According to a purported e-mail exchange between Valve boss Gabe Newell and a ValveTime.net forum user, the developer won’t be showing off anything new at E3 this June–that means no Half-Life 3 announcement, nor will we hear about a Portal 3 or Left 4 Dead 3 (or a Ricochet 2).
“We are not announcing anything at E3. Really,” Newell said in the purported e-mail exchange. “We are not announcing Half-Life 3 or Portal 3 or Left 4 Dead 3. We are going to be showing stuff everyone already knows about (CS:Go, Dota 2, 10′ UI, …)”
In case you needed more official confirmation that Valve won’t be showing off anything new at E3 this year, Valve later confirmed to IGN that the developer would not, in fact, be showing off anything new at E3.
It’s not exactly the best news for Half-Life fans patiently waiting for the next installment in the franchise, but that doesn’t mean we won’t be hearing an announcement for the rest of the year. Valve has several other events in which it could make the big Half-Life 3 announcement, or they could opt to announce it entirely out of nowhere.
Then again, I may just be overly optimistic. I mean, how much longer can Valve possibly hold off on revealing Half-Life 3? Surely not another year, right?