Waiting for sequels can be quite the painful experience. After Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike was released in 1999, there was something of a void in the world of fighting games until Capcom blew us away with Street Fighter IV nine years later. Fans of Half-Life have been suffering a similar fate, anxiously waiting for something since 2007’s Half-Life 2: Episode Two. And now it seems the time may soon be upon us, as Half-Life 3 has been confirmed.
Some of you might remember Minh “Gooseman” Le as the guy who co-created the original Counter-Strike mod for Half-Life with Jess Cliffe back in 1999, later getting hired by Valve Software to work on Counter-Strike and related games. Well, when goRGNtv recently asked Le about Half-Life 3, his response was, “I think it’s kind of public knowledge that it is being worked on.”
That’s probably as close to an official Half-Life 3 confirmation as we’re going to get, at least until Valve has something epic to show us. E3 is only a couple weeks away…
Aside from that, there’s not much else we know about Half-Life 3 at this point. I can’t imagine them going too hardcore with the hardware requirements, so you may not need to upgrade your rig to play it, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do it anyway. It could also represent a good opportunity for Valve to release Source 2.0. Who knows? HL3 might even follow in the footsteps of Portal and Half-Life 2 to get a native NVIDIA SHIELD version too.