‘Half-Life 3’ Release Date, News & Update: Game Coming In 2018 With Virtual Reality Support?

By V Doctor , Updated Oct 06, 2016 02:30 AM EDT

Valve Corporation has not yet officially announced the coming of "Half-Life 3," but fans are already speculating the features of the game. There are rumors that "Half-Life 3" will launch sometime in 2018 and the first-person shooter will allegedly be playable on a virtual reality (VR) platform.

JBHNews reported that "Half-Life 2" launched in 2004, and there has been no sequel since. Aside from Valve apparently keeping the details of any upcoming project under wraps, only a few people are allegedly working on "Half-Life 3." As a result, it is taking longer than usual to finish. Valve is also reportedly doing its best to showcase a game that will be as good as or better than the first two games, which were huge hits. Despite the delay, people are optimistic that "Half-Life 3" will launch in the future.

"Half-Life" will actually be celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2018, prompting many to believe that "Half-Life 3" will release at the same time. The storyline of the next installment remains unknown. Some speculate that it will continue the cliffhanger ending of "Half-Life 2." Others suggested that "Half-Life 3" will feature a Kraken Base, allowing players to do deep sea explorations in a submarine.

There were also talks that "Half-Life 3" will be available in VR form when it arrives in 2018. The new platform may allow fans to take on the role of Gordon Freeman as well as explore the ocean floor as he searches for the mysterious Kraken Base. Other rumors involve Freeman being betrayed by his companions after he meets with Doctor Helena Mossman. GameRant stated that in 2015, Chet Faliszeck, a top writer at Valve, shared that "Half-Life 3" will not be a virtual reality game. Faliszeck also answered in the negative when asked about "Half-Life 3."

However, his responses should be construed as "Half-Life 3" is not arriving on VR platforms, instead of not arriving at all. The Valve writer also stated that when VR headsets became available to consumers, these should not be wireless anytime soon due to bandwidth issues. Afterwards, however, Faliszeck apologized for his answers about "Half-Life 3" not having VR support, and added that he looks forward to future projects with Valve and HTC Vive.

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