Half-Life voice actor clarifies recent statements about Half-Life 3

By Luke Caulfield , Updated Aug 19, 2013 02:40 PM EDT
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Good news for the future of the legendary sci-fi shooter Half-Life franchise, as it seems there is one after all. It seems that Odessa Cubbage voice actor, John Patrick Lowrie, recently misspoke about Half-Life 3 not being in development.

Last week, the actor, responding to a fan question on his site, said "As far as I know they are not developing HL3 now for several reasons," one of which was relating to problems with motion capture. Since then, Lowrie stepped forward to clarify his statement.

"My comments just seemed to cause a whole bunch of confusion and when I tried to minimize the confusion I misspoke and caused a whole bunch more confusion," he said. "The most important thing to know about voice actors is that we're the last to know anything. We don't find out about a project until we get hired to do voices for it."

Fair enough, as I think we've all seen how that plays out, especially concerning longtime Solid Snake voice actor David Hayter with regard to Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.

"What I was trying to say before (and failed) is that whatever Gabe Newell has to say about a project is the best info you're going to get. He owns the company and knows what's going on. Sorry that I gave the impression that I know what's going on. I really wasn't trying to and I really don't know."

The last release in the franchise was Half-Life 2: Episode Two, back in 2007. Fans have been waiting for any and all information regarding the franchise's next addition ever since, but little has come to light in the last few years.

The story has yet to be confirmed, though it's speculated that an Aperture Science vessel called the "Borealis" will play some part, as will Half-Life 2's double agent, Judith Mossman

In addition to his role as Cubbage in Half-Life 2, Lowrie has contributed his voice to Halo 3, Halo: Reach, Infamous, F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin, and continues to work with Valve as the voice of the Sniper in Team Fortress 2.

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