A leaked internal project tracker from Valve Software suggests that Half Life 3 and Left for Dead 3 are in the company’s development pipeline, ValveTime reports.
According to the project tracker, Source 2—the second full version of Valve’s propriety game engine—is also in development, along with two mystery titles: “Cries Unheard” and “Microbe Wars. ValveTime’s report indicates 68 members of Valve are working on L4D3, while while 42 are assigned to Half Life 3‘s development.
Half Life fans have been clamoring for Gordon Freeman’s return since 2007’s Half-Life 2: Episode Two‘s cliffhanger ending—myself included. And six years later, while I’m hesitant to give false hope, any sign that Valve is in fact working on the next Half Life is welcome.
Valve has outright said that Half-Life 3 is in the works, but considering how quiet the company has been about its progress, any news of its existence is good news.