Half-Life 3 is rumored to be not in development

Half-Life fans have to be very strong now: According to a current rumor, Valve is not (yet) working on Half-Life 3. Instead, the developer is probably working exclusively on the new handheld Steam Deck and on games that should run particularly well on the console. At least that's what Valve insider Tyler McVicker claims.

Half-Life 3 is rumored to be not in development

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November 29, 2021 at 6:41 pm by Sara Petzold - Half-Life 3 is still a long time coming - and it will probably stay that way for a while. The well-known leaker Tyler McVicker explains in a YouTube video why this is exactly the case.

Half-Life fans have to be very strong now: According to a current rumor, Valve is not (yet) working on Half-Life 3. Instead, the developer is probably working exclusively on the new handheld Steam Deck and on games that should run particularly well on the console. At least that's what Valve insider Tyler McVicker claims.

Steam Deack has priority

McVicker deals in a current YouTube video with the question of what Valve is currently working on and what the cliffhanger at the end of Half-Life: Alyx is all about. At the time, the VR game contained more or less clear indications that fans could expect a continuation of the Gordon Freeman story.

But according to McVicker, this will probably not happen for the time being. Because instead of traditional first-person shooters with mouse and keyboard controls, Valve is currently concentrating heavily on games that are optimized for the upcoming Steam Deck; such as the Citadel, which has not yet been officially announced, which is supposed to bring VR and normal PC players to a virtual table.

https://youtu.be/-rhLPB0UuyI The leaker says in his video on Half-Life 3:

"Half-Life: Alyx strongly suggests a sequel to Gordon Freeman's story. But the problem is that there is currently no large development team working on anything other than that few software components that are specifically tailored to hardware. Valve currently wants to bring the Steam Deck onto the market [...]. Half-Life 3, Half-Life 2 Episode 3, any form of traditional FPS does not take place at Valve at the moment. "

Of course, that doesn't mean there will never be a Half-Life 3. Fans will have to wait a while until the teased sequel to Gordon Freeman's story really comes - if McVicker is right.