Valve responds to Half-Life 3 grumbles
Gordon Freeman gets baked
Valve has responded to demand for Half-Life 3 information, claiming to have its games more "baked" before any announcements are made.
Head honcho Gabe Newell admitted Valve is aware of how much it annoys fans with the turnaround time of some games, Penny-Arcade reports.
"It's pretty frustrating to us when we put them into that situation. We try to go as fast as we can and we try to pick the things that we think are going to be most valuable to our customers" he said.
The reason for Valve's current silence on future titles is due to this very fact.
"We're trying to be careful not to get people too excited and then have to go and disappoint them," claimed Newell, who would like to avoid a repeat of how the company handled Half-Life 2 and its various delays.
"We're sort of reacting in the other direction and saying 'okay, well let's have things a little more baked before we start getting people all excited about it'."
Those were the days...
The interview will do little to appease fans of the franchise who have petitioned for further information on the next Half-Life title. But if Newell's pledge to develop games that are most valuable to its customers can be believed, you can bet your bottom dollar the next instalment of Half-Life is well in the works already.
Let's hope the oven has been on for a while. Valve cooked up another cake for Portal 2 recently, so surely it's time the firm focused squarely on Gordon Freeman and co. and gave fans just what they've all been waiting for. ®
Why not just say
we're not working on it and can everybody just shut up. That way if you are you could spring it on us and then everyone would be happy? Even if it's not very good?
Come on Gabe, Half Life fans are going to start dying of old age soon. Throw us a fricken bone, here.
DNF was negatively received because it was utter garbage.
Episode 3 before HL 3, plox.
We all know why it's delayed though: Enough people have called Gabe fat that Valve'll have to fix the Y10K problem first.
Last time I checked, the "Gabe's so fat..." jokes had pushed the release date past the heat death of the universe
"the longer you make someone wait the more negatively it will be received"
Did you ever play HL2 or TF2? How many years did we wait for those again?