El Inspector, on 27 May 2016 - 10:08 AM, said:
Valve makes way more money with other business ventures than they'd do with another Half-Life game. It makes sense why 3 isn't high in their priorities list compared to other developers who have to pump out sequels to sure-sellers to survive.
all of you are wrong, its not Valve's policy to force their employees to work on whats profitable, rather, they pick what they want to work in and what makes the most sense for their talent and enjoyment. Groups form ad-hoc and game releases are driven by that.
What people should understand is that there isn't enough interest in Half Life 3 within Valve's game developers to complete it anytime soon. Maybe there is, its not obvious, but they kept fairly quiet on TF2 and that took 9 years.
We know they had it pretty much done back in 2007, but either they lost interest, or they decided to scrap it all and make something amazing. My sense is that they wanted something more epic, but the game evolution was not there (a la HL2 or TF2 ) and it fizzled with a bare skeleton crew working on it.
I will pray for you Gordon buddy, whatever alien grunt you are killing up there in the heavens...