‘Half-Life 3’ Release Date, News & Update: VR Version Revealed; 2017 Launching Confirmed? Gameplay, More Details Unveiled

By Tim Armstrong , Updated Oct 07, 2016 11:38 AM EDT

Fans of the first-person shooter video game series, "Half-Life," are still positive that a new installment will still come out anytime soon. Despite the continued silence of the game developer, Valve, people are still hoping that the company will soon provide concrete details with regard to the development and release of "Half-Life 3."

For quite some time now, there have been speculations suggesting that Valve will release the new game title, "Half-Life 3," during the 20th anniversary of the franchise in 2018. Now, reports are circulating all over the Internet saying that the company is currently planning to release the new installment on VR platform.

A VR or virtual reality version of "Half-Life 3" will definitely provide a new experience for players, who have been patiently waiting for the upcoming game. However, tech observers doubt the idea of a new sequel since the lead writer of the "Half-Life" series, Marc Laidlaw, had already left the company early this year.

According to a report by Polygon, Laidlaw recently expressed its satisfaction with how the series has become today. He said that during the creation of the first installment, he felt like he was rather writing a novel; nonetheless, the popular video game writer has declined to mention anything about the rumored "Half-Life 3."

As of the moment, Valve appears to be focusing on other projects, which the company is committed to finish as soon as possible. There are speculations saying that the company will soon start the development of "Half-Life 3" after they finish their current developments this year. If rumors prove to be true, a 2017 launching of the game leading to its 2018 release will most likely happen.

For now, fans will have to take all rumors and speculations with a grain of salt until Valve makes an official statement regarding "Half-Life 3." Stay tuned for more "Half-Life 3" news and updates about the franchise's new installment.

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