Valve: No new Half-Life this year

Waiting for Half-Life 2: Episode 3? Well you are going to be disappointed to hear that the third installment of the popular Half-Life 2 series will not be coming this year according to a report from TechRadar.

The news reportedly comes from the latest issue of US gaming magazine, Game Informer, in which game developers Valve clearly state that there will not be a Half-Life release at all in 2010.

The previous episode in the series, Half-Life 2: Episode 2, was released in late 2007 as both a standalone game and as part of The Orange Box - a collection of Valve's games released on the PC, Xbox360 and PS3.

Valve's Gabe Newell said in an interview last year that development of Episode 3 was still ongoing. In response to a reader question, the Valve executive said, "Yes, of course we’re doing Episode 3." Pushed further by presenter Geoff Keighley, who asked "But it is still being worked on?", he responded "Oh, absolutely."

Unless Valve gives more news in the meantime it seems that fans of the series will have to hope the company attends this years E3 in June.

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