In typical Valve fashion, the next addition to the Half-Life family is delayed. The fan site halflife2.net published part of an e-mail exchange it had with Doug Lombardi, director of marketing at HL2 developer Valve Software.
Valve's Director of Marketing, Doug Lombardi, spoke exclusively to Halflife2.net, giving an update on the status for the next Half-Life 2 Episode. Some of you will see this as a bad thing, and yet another missed release date for the incredibly talented group of guys working out of Valve's offices in Seattle. However, the reporter believes that if Aftermath is finished, it's currently not up to Valve's high standards.
He stated that:
"They're working very hard to finish this new episode for HL2, however, its going to take them a bit more time to get it into top shape."
News source: TVG