As if there were any doubt, it appears Half Life 3 and Left 4 Dead 3 are in-fact being developed. Counter-Strike co-creator Minh Le spoke with goRGNtv, telling the Counter-Strike focused Youtube channel that he has seen Left 4 Dead 3, and that it looks great. “So I was really excited when I saw that. I was like ‘Wow, this looks great.’ I really enjoyed Left 4 Dead,” Le told goRGNtv. “It was just one of those games that really changed the industry because I think at the time there weren’t many good co-op games, so it was like, ‘Yeah, this is a great co-op game.'”
Le says he has seen concept art for Half Life 3 as well. “There’s like a laser sight on my head right now. I don’t know if I can talk about that, to be honest. I think it’s kind of public knowledge that people know that [Half-Life 3] is being worked on,” Le said in an interview. “So if I were to say I’ve seen some images, like some concept art of it, that wouldn’t be big news. But I guess I could say that I did see something that looked like kind of like in the Half-Life universe. It wouldn’t surprise anyone if I said ‘Yeah, they’re working on it.’ So I mean, to go out on a limb, I would say yeah, I did see some concept art for Half-Life 3. Somebody’s knocking on my door right now [laughs]. It seems like old news. I think everyone kind of knows that it’s being worked on.”
This the first real confirmation we’ve had that either of these two titles are being worked on by Valve. The Seattle-based game and software developer has been mum on the much wanted sequels for years now. Half-Life 2: Episode 3 was suppose to release back in 2008, but most assume those plans were scrapped in favor of a full Half-Life 3 title. Granted, who the hell knows when Valve will announce either game’s development. E3 2014? Probably not, but we can dream.
by, Bobby Marquardt
Quote source: Gametrailers