It's finally time. After so many years half life 3 is gonna get announced in a week.
What features do your want to see?
>Valve wants to show off the Vive with a new game
>MFW its Left 4 Dead 3
>Queue shots of primarily women being freaked out at zombies running at them
Anyone who worked on the original Half Life games has already left the company, why they fuck does anyone even care about HL3 when it will just be another generic FPS in a sea of generic FPS's?
>actually thinking they'll actually show anything of note instead of just announcing VR support for tf2 and dota
Here you go:
>valve has created a VR version of steam
>comes with TF2, DOTA, Portal/II and some other shit
>it's fucking nothing
>we'll be able to buy games with it in the future should the VR thing actually take off
An incredible VR experience is probably the only thing that could make Half-Life 3 stand out in the modern gaming market.
This might actually be it.
But yeah right, it's just a Valve OS controller announcement.
I saw some reddit faggotry talking about it recently, op was saying that the mods on that subreddit knew it was legit info or something. what the guy said sounded really impressive as far as how deep the mechanics were.
when is this htc vive?
The announcement is 28 of ths month i think
Htc vive idk
I know what reddit faggotry you mean, and yes you nailed it down
The mod who knows about the proof is a known douchebag, so we cant really say its legit
how are you guys just hearing about this now?
you do realize they originally called this the valve software showcase, right? that was before they changed the event's name.
don't expect too much though. There's a chance that they're gonna unveil Portal VR (aka Portal 3), a steam layout (a la big picture) that runs on VR, and PROBABLY an announcement that all of their source games (not just tf2) will receive VR support natively
TF2 already has VR support, but none of the other source games have it yet. Also, they'll probably announce that source 2 is gonna have native VR support as well.
>Auditorium goes dark
>Gabe Newell rolls onto the stage
>Auditorium gets bright
>spotlight shines down onto Gabe
>Crowd claps at their lord and savior Gaben
>Gabe takes a deep breath
>Half the audience suffers from strokes
>This is it, the moment the world has been waiting for
>"Its been a busy past few years for Valve..."
>A few more audience members pass out
>"The steam box, the steam controller, steam vibrator... but we have been working on something else as well, the very thing that has put us into this industry"
>The remaining audience members clutch their chests and fight to remain conscious
>"Im pleased to announce.."
>Only 3 remain in the audience, blood coming out of their eyes and ears as they fight to hang on only a few more seconds before the beautiful words are said
>Universe implodes in on itself
>Half-life 3 is finally out
>play it, expecting to get a continuation of what happened in Half-life 2 Episode 2
>instead it's a different setting entirely
>set 30 years after the events of episode 2
>gameplay is generic cod fps
>none of the characters from the second game are in the third
>it's like an entirely different series
That's what you faggots get for saying that you want Half-life 3 and not Half-life 2: Episode 3.
Because of this we'll never know what happened.
Expect literally anything but games, its more likely that they're going to go into the sandwich delivery market than actually make new a new game at this point. It will probably be some new Steam peripheral or an update on the Steamboxes. Have those even come out yet?
rrrright..... I forgot i was on /v/ for a sec, thanks for reminding me
It's just going to be something crappy. Like DOTA reskinned as a Left 4 Dead F2P MOBA.
I mean I'd like something new from HL...but I will never get my hopes up until I see it's actually coming.
Pretty much everything.
While Portal had this really creepy, isolated atmosphere with Glados throwing insensitive "facts" at you in Portal 2 she was le ebin meme factory UR SO FAT LMAOOO LOL LLOOK AT THE SILLY FUNNY GUY WITH THE ENGLISH ACCENT SUCH A CLUTZ LEL.
Fair enough, I do remembered missing the creepy atmosphere of portal 1, it was almost like a horror game at some points with the rat man secret rooms. But portal 2 still had so genuinely funny moments, for me at least.
>implying it'll be anything more than talking about some new VR experience bullshit or the OpenVR SDK
You people will never learn. Valve will never ever make another video game. It's all Dota maintenance and hats now.
>And now I'm proud to announce...
>Left 4 Dead 3!
If they intend to reveal HL3 the story's already written. Him leaving Valve means absolutely nothing in regard to their current IP's, it's only indicative of the fact that there currently are no new IP's in early development, which knowing Valve isn't exactly a big surprise.
While that does suck I at least hope that he's had plenty of time there to really develop the story of the franchise. Maybe the story is all set in stone but it's just waiting to get made. Hopefully all the main plot points from beginning to end are already in place.
Half-Life's stories have never been written conventionally you know.
Half-Life 1 was already done before they got laidlaw in to write a story for it - but Laidlaw wanted to revamp a lot of aspects of the game to fit his story, namely by having the human characters be less uncanny valley.
Half-Life 2 wasn't written until the source engine was done and they already had a basic demo. Laidlaw pretty much wrote HL2 Beta entirely prior to Source, but current HL2 was written after the leak (though valve employees will tell you they did it because they thought the story didn't complement the gameplay well enough)
HL3 is in a tough spot, because they HAVE to make it a followup to Episode 2 in some way, which means they don't have the freedom to start the new game with something new and cool - so instead, it would have to somehow finish episode 2 before it could be it's own thing.
Valve really just needs to update Episode 2 and add a new chapter to it, closing that up for good. That way they won't need to waste our time in HL3 trying to wrap that up.
As much as people like to meme about it a Ricochet 2 game could actually be very interesting.
Basically make it heavily inspired by Tron and dark cyberpunk like E.Y.E, add a really interesting story and solid gameplay and you have a winner.
They didin't rewrite after the leak anon, the story is laid out nearly the same as the retail maps only prototyped. The only thing missing was the citadel, but it even had the c17 maps leading up to the gov't building and all that.