Half Life 2: Episode 3 Concept Art Surfaces- Confirms PS3?

The first piece of concept art for the Half-Life 2: Episode 3 has surfaced thanks to the 2008 IntoThePixel E3 art gallery. Half-Life 2: Episode 3 will be the final chapter in the HL2 series, and it has been rumored that the game would be heading to the PS3 despite the hem-hawing and side-stepping Valve has been doing to avoid the question.

While trying to maintain that they are not “PS3 developers”, IntoThePixel shows information for the game beside the concept art, and the PS3 along with the presumed PC and Xbox 360 is listed. While Valve will only be present at E3 2008 to discuss Left 4 Dead, I am sure they will still get bombard with HL2:Ep3 questions the whole time, especially now that this bit of info has come to light.

The concept art was created by Valve artists Ted Backman, Jeremy Bennett, and Tristan Redford and shows  Gordon Freeman within a large Citadel-like environment with a Combine Advisor looming overhead.

Thanks: Shacknews

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25 Comments on Half Life 2: Episode 3 Concept Art Surfaces- Confirms PS3?


On July 11, 2008 at 4:01 pm

that looks just like the antlion caverns from ep2. NO MORE ANTLIONS. if there’s antlions in 3, i’m killing kittens. you’ve been warned. oh, same goes for those poison headcrabs.


On July 11, 2008 at 5:07 pm

What are you smoking, sir. And can I have some? :shock:

It’s clearly artwork of the inner-Citadel. Or rather, its cousin or something. Guess we’ll find out.


On July 11, 2008 at 5:09 pm

I can spot an advisor and Freeman. So yeah, probably the first Citadel to have landed on Earth!


On July 11, 2008 at 6:51 pm

So true. I hated the antlions!(Though they make good food for zombies!)


On July 11, 2008 at 8:32 pm

meh i didnt mind controlling them but fighting them was specally the glowing ones also im so gonna be pissed off if this doesent come to the ps3 cause i bought the orange box right just for portal but ended up playing half life and i got hooked (again i played the first one along time go)


On July 12, 2008 at 12:50 pm

Meh? Either way itl be best on pc regardless.


On July 13, 2008 at 7:03 am

PC loser

gordan freakman

On July 17, 2008 at 12:40 am

WOOOOOOO i hope gordan acculy talks …..
and find out what happened to barney ans kliner :grin: :mrgreen: :shock:


On July 20, 2008 at 8:15 pm

well yea, the sandtraps level was annoying, as well as the cave in episode 2. But the pet lions u get to carry into nova prospekt are so cute!!!! they purr!!!! And they’re great meatshields (and kill combine soldiers 1 hit KO) :mrgreen:

Gordon Frohman

On July 22, 2008 at 5:47 am



On July 24, 2008 at 3:33 pm

the antlion haters. they were the best enamy, and i loved the mods that allowed you to play as them.

I, personally hope that it only comes out on pc/mac. ps3/xbox/wii don’t do the series justice.


On August 5, 2008 at 2:54 pm

well considering another piece ive seen, with this environment but with the borealis, It is in the arctic(or wherever the borealis is).


On August 5, 2008 at 2:55 pm



On August 9, 2008 at 5:13 pm

i well i hope thell still realese it for the xbox 360.my computers crap and ive tried taking it to these 5 star techies 7 times and followed there instructions exactly evry time and its still crap.my graghics card goes funny and evrything turns pink or purple or the go invicible or they turn throw up yellow and green even though they said if i8 got that graghics card it would be ok but it isent my pc is only 2 years old.
i think im happier playing on my 360.no lag in single player no funny stuff going on in my graghics card reasen being it has no graghics card.

Tarek Kadoura

On August 10, 2008 at 2:45 am

What you see in the photo is not the same citadel at city 17 maybe it’s not even a citadel it’s where gordon will go to find and maybe destroy the borealis
and i don’t think there will be antlions because gordon is going north to a cold area.
I think that episode 3 will be the best and the longest one in the series.
and “jo291″ the PS2-PS3-Xbox-Xbox360 are for the fools like you who don’t know how get pc parts compatible with each other “try to install a newer driver like Nvidia 2007 or 2008 you fool”.

Ed L

On August 17, 2008 at 4:26 pm

Look im sick of the console vs. pc battle everyone has their preference. It does not matter how you play a game if its a good game everyone should get to enjoy it.
A game like the halflife series should be on all systems so everyone can enjoy it.

Except WII…


On September 9, 2008 at 7:28 pm

LOL at the above statement :mrgreen:

but ya i agree it shouldn’t be on it even though it could.


On September 12, 2008 at 1:51 pm

Guys!!!Nothing serious has been anounced!Ofcourse there must be episode 3 and 4 and 5 and half life 3 maybe cause its one of the best games!But we know nothing!We just have to wait for some official anouncements cause sierra has this problem of… you know, delaying things!And for our console friends… YOU SUCK!! YOU WILL ALWAYS SUCK!You are used by sony and nintendo and you are purchasing consoles and games in high prices!WAKE UP!!!If you loosers ever try to play games in PC you will see that there is a big diference! THAT DAMNED PLAYSTATION!Can you play a fast FPS like HL in a console?Can you play a strategy in a console?You can play everything in pc!And jo291, Tarek Kadoura is right there are parts to upgrade your PC!


On October 10, 2008 at 4:27 am

you guys like gian all u care about is my pc runs faster then yours so mean u stuck and ppl dont like spending money mouthy on there pc just to make it run better ppl have the money just to spend on one thing then u can do what ever u want without needing to spend more money on it once paid for no worrys its done no need to spend any more. so stop smoking monkey pole and think wot u r about to do befor u do it try counting how much money u spend on it yearly most likely u can buy 1 or 2 ps3 yearly so now do u think u are making the right choice

hl2 guy

On October 11, 2008 at 11:08 pm

the borialis is a ship that has portal tequnology and the image is the combine homworld lol :cool:

Andy Freeman

On October 13, 2008 at 7:23 am

From what I know , I think that is the Borealis, or the place where the Borealis is, anyway I hope Gordon will find a way to fight the advisors, something powerfull , I don’t know. As far as I heard, the game will be released on 31 december 2009 ( I HOPE I AM WRONGGGGG) BUT I’ve found this link http://pc.ign.com/objects/830/830474.html , and I got mad because its in winter 2009. Ohh and I hope Gordon will be free after this episode but I don’t think so.

Bugg Freeman

On October 21, 2008 at 12:40 pm

I think that all of the half life games were good. wait make that great. {Not the first though}. I am the biggest half life fan ever. I hope for many things- eps. 3 will be for the 360, gordon talks, a powerful gun to kill advisers, the antlions to stay,{not the acid ones. they need to leave}, and that no one else cool dies. If alyx dies i will be so ticked. :!: :!: :evil: :cry: :sad: If you hate antlions you can kiss my butt. They are a good enemy and fun to kill if they surround you. :grin: HALF-LIFE 2 AND THE HALF-LIFE 2 EPISODES KICK MAJOR BUTT. :mrgreen: :grin: :smile: :razz: :wink: :lol: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!:


On October 25, 2008 at 9:31 pm

I think my 360 runs the game better but i really miss the consol from PC…
i only bought it because vista and valve apparently hate each other and the original won’t run on my beautiful gaming computer.
such is life!

anyway, the picture isn’t the borealis because it’s an earth ship… built by apeture science :cool:
ooh i want freeman to have a portal gun SOO BADD!

johnny bear

On November 2, 2008 at 4:21 am

i wouldnt be supprised if we see a few different locations in ep3 after all the episodes went from city to forrest. it might be cool ta see a few different global locations gordan might have to hook up a global network to make a portal powerful enough to teleport to a different dimension. arctica russia australia and some tripical island. maybe the g-man has the portal gun and disapears with it. after all gordon might have a ship. ooooh we just dont know do we.
p.s i just bought a 360 but i like the mouse and keyboard of my pc, and sick of upgrading and updating drivers, conflicts and stuff. is it possible to hook up a mouse and keyboard to a 360? or maybe thats something to include in the next gen xbox 540 and ps4.

galaxy croutons

On December 11, 2008 at 7:47 pm

I hope they dont explain the signifigance of the gman, and who exactly are the vortigonts it would kinda shoot down any anticipation for post episode 3, persay, half life 3? episode 4? I’ve read some speculations, and it would be just glee if valve continued the half life saga. Epic, the best game Ive played period.