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After Game Informer executive editor Andrew Reiner shared some details earlier this week about an interview with an alleged Valve insider, there are now even more sordid details coming to light about the development–or lack thereof–of Half-Life 3. A few days ago, Reiner shared some stories about the interview on Game Informer’s podcast, mentioning that at some point Half-Life 3 existed as a real-time strategy game and even as an FMV (full motion video) action-adventure game. Reiner got so many requests this week to publish the interview that he finally decided to run the interview yesterday, and the results aren’t pretty.
According to the alleged Valve insider, Half-Life 3 doesn’t exist. He or she goes on to say that several attempts have been made to get the project off the ground, but every Half-Life project ultimately “just starves to death.” The insider goes on to say:
There’s something with that third episode that isn’t sitting right with Gabe and other people at Valve… The people that tried to give it life find themselves better off working on other projects. What you have left is nothing going on with Half-Life.
That is some very depressing news, if its true, of course. Its important to note that this is unverified information, meaning it doesn’t have a second source, which is why Game Informer didn’t run the interview in the first place. But Reiner did trust his source enough to end up publishing the interview, so just to be on the safe side, it might be time to finally give those “HL3 Confirmed” hoaxes and memes a rest.