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The Internet’s long-sought-after white whale, Half-Life 3, might actually have a chance of happening.

The chance is still a slim one, but word this time comes not from a rumor or leak but straight from the mouth of Gabe Newell himself. The president and co-founder of Valve took to Reddit to answer fans’ questions recently, and though he kept his answers short, they could herald Valve’s return to single-player game creation.

When asked directly about the status of Half-Life 3, Newell jokingly replied that “the number 3 must not be said.” However, when asked if Valve is working on any “fully-fledged single player games,” the answer was yes—and when asked specifically about a new IP in the “Half-Life/Portal universe” the answer was a straightforward “yep.”

GabeN reddit answers

Let’s not get too excited, though. Just because Valve is working on a single-player game and something in the Half-Life universe doesn’t mean that those two projects are one and the same. The Lab, which Valve created for the HTC Vive, would count as a new entry in the games’ shared universe, for example, but a collection of VR minigames isn’t the type of content Half-Life fans hope for.

The thread contains a few other interesting replies from Newell, but nothing else to pique fans’ interest quite as much. It’s still a good read, so check out all of Newell’s answers if you’re into that sort of thing.

Source: Gabe Newell AMA on Reddit

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Emma’s early gaming was mostly done in secret, as the only gamer in a family of normal people. She still retains skills from this dark period in her life, such as the ability to teleport instantly across the house away from the computer, and holds a gold medal in the Olympic sport of “Hide the Gameboy.” Sorry, Mom, now you know. Find her on Twitter @Emma4EGM

Gabe Newell gives a glimmer of hope to Half-Life and Portal fans

Maybe Valve will finally learn to count to three.

By Emma Schaefer | 01/18/2017 12:00 PM PT

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The Internet’s long-sought-after white whale, Half-Life 3, might actually have a chance of happening.

The chance is still a slim one, but word this time comes not from a rumor or leak but straight from the mouth of Gabe Newell himself. The president and co-founder of Valve took to Reddit to answer fans’ questions recently, and though he kept his answers short, they could herald Valve’s return to single-player game creation.

When asked directly about the status of Half-Life 3, Newell jokingly replied that “the number 3 must not be said.” However, when asked if Valve is working on any “fully-fledged single player games,” the answer was yes—and when asked specifically about a new IP in the “Half-Life/Portal universe” the answer was a straightforward “yep.”

GabeN reddit answers

Let’s not get too excited, though. Just because Valve is working on a single-player game and something in the Half-Life universe doesn’t mean that those two projects are one and the same. The Lab, which Valve created for the HTC Vive, would count as a new entry in the games’ shared universe, for example, but a collection of VR minigames isn’t the type of content Half-Life fans hope for.

The thread contains a few other interesting replies from Newell, but nothing else to pique fans’ interest quite as much. It’s still a good read, so check out all of Newell’s answers if you’re into that sort of thing.

Source: Gabe Newell AMA on Reddit

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About Emma Schaefer

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Emma’s early gaming was mostly done in secret, as the only gamer in a family of normal people. She still retains skills from this dark period in her life, such as the ability to teleport instantly across the house away from the computer, and holds a gold medal in the Olympic sport of “Hide the Gameboy.” Sorry, Mom, now you know. Find her on Twitter @Emma4EGM