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Half-Life 3 Update: Insider Reveals RTS Plans for Sequel

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Half-Life 3 Update: Insider Reveals RTS Plans for Sequel

An insider source has revealed a lot of juicy details about a potential Half-Life 3 update. It seems the game may have been a strategy game. However, what happened to the game?

This is after a Valve employee just revealed that the company considered the idea of making the game into a real-time strategy (RTS) game. The Valve employee remains to be unnamed at this point, and for good reason. The prospect itself is interesting, but the details appear to be more intense.

This just adds a little bit more juice to what is perhaps the most-hyped game in the last decade. However, there appears to be more than meets the eye. Just what happened to the Half-Life 3 update?

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Half-Life 3 Update: RTS Game in the Works?

This confirmation is courtesy of a Game Informer Podcast. Executive editor Andrew Reiner has revealed this bit of juicy information as an interesting anecdote. This is during his journey while trying to find more information on the mysterious game.

Reiner revealed that Valve actually had a lot of prototypes of the game. Perhaps the most intriguing prospect at the time was the fact that an RTS was in consideration. This is a heavy departure from the first-person shooter (FPS) formula the games previously had. Not to mention, the story so far has been told through the eyes of Gordon Freeman.

It also appears Valve wanted to hire real actors to make the game a “new kind” of action-adventure title. Though it seems the idea died while the game is being conceptualized. It’s interesting as this formula is not new to RTS games.

Of course, this means Valve may be pulling a Command and Conquer when it comes to real-life cutscenes. However, it seems fans will only be seeing Gordon Freeman again in a potential movie or a fan-made game like Black Mesa. Sadly, this appears to be bad news to fans.

According to Game Rant, fans can vividly remember the last moment with Half-Life 2. This had Gordon, Alyx and Eli being ambushed by the Combine before searching for the Borealis. This is an Aperture Science ship. It’s obvious that the game is about to reach a climax, and the third game will close things. However, it appears it’s not the case.

Where Do We Go From Here?

Fans can remember Half-Life 3 as the long-anticipated sequel to one of the most popular games of all time. Both its predecessors, Half-Life and Half-Life 2, had a ton of expansions after their releases. The games themselves were only three years apart.

This wait has perhaps made the entire endeavor a bit hard and unbearable until now. Regardless, these new updates reignite hope that the much-loved franchise may have a sequel after all. Recent hits like Portal and Portal 2 closed gaps being a spin-off to the main game, but not a lot of things were answered.

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