Half-Life fans have reason to rejoice as Valve’s Marketing Director Doug Lombardi has confirmed that there will be more Half-Life goodness after Half-Life 2 Episode 3 (no release date yet) is out the door. When asked if Valve has any plans to continue the franchise beyond Episode 3 and have a Half Life 3, Lombardi replied: “We haven’t announced anything specific, but Half-Life won’t end at Episode Three – hang on to your crowbars!”
While most gaming sites and blogs seem to be taking this recent news as a confirmation for Half-Life 3, Valve could very well be planning a Half-Life MMO for all we know. One thing is for sure though – Valve is not done with Half-Life.
Lombardi has previously hinted that there will be more after Episode 3 also. In an interview earlier this year about the progress of Episode 3, he said: “I don’t think you’ll head back to City 17, for sure. Not in Episode Three, anyway.”