13,000 Valve Fans Packed Half-Life 2 On Steam
Earlier today, a planned mass Half-Life 2-in (for lack of a better way to put it) managed to attract more than 13,000 people at its peak. The organizing group, calling themselves “A Call for Communication“, designed the event to encourage Valve to increase communication with the fans and perhaps provide details about upcoming projects, most notably Half-Life 3. “The lack of communication between Valve and the Half-Life community has been a frustrating experience,” the event page read. “While continued support for current and future products is greatly appreciated, fans of the Half-Life series have waited years for a word on when the franchise will return.”
Unfortunately, though the Steam group was joined by a whopping 49,533 people, the total number of actual players, 13,216 fell far short of a those the organizers had hoped for, casting a shadow over the event. However, that turnout was significant enough that Half-Life 2 almost made it into the top ten most played Steam games, cresting just 2000 players shy in 11th place. In group chat the group’s spokesperson noted that this is still a success for the group. “[A] 10k increase is still very significant, and it was great to see everyone involved,” they said. “[W]e will continue to expand and introduce new events… i’ll make an announcement shortly.”
We at GameFront definitely think it’s long past time for Valve to throw players a bone, just some tiny tidbit about the future of the Half-life series. If you’re interested in joining the group and having the chance to play Half-Life 2 with a ton of other people, visit their page on Steam.