Rumor Time: Half-Life 3 is an Open-World Shooter for 2013
A source close to Valve has allegedly stated that Half-Life 3 is in development, coming in 2013, and will be an open-world shooter.
The source spoke with the French site JournalduGamer and supposedly spilled beans about the inner workings of Valve. Reportedly, production has stopped and started on Half-Life 3 repeatedly, and there’s been a complete overhaul in the gameplay more than once. The result is that the game is no longer a straight, linear shooter like the earlier two iterations, it seems.
Apparently, Valve struggled to make Half-Life 3 a straight shooter, but the game just wasn’t coming together under that format. So instead, it’s open-world, complete with NPCs handing out quests for Gordon Freeman to take on. The source also says there will be RPG elements mixed in — so you might find yourself upgrading Gordon’s Hazard Suit along the way.
Finally, the suggestion is that instead of being Half-Life 2: Episode 3, this will be a full-on Half-Life title — Half-Life 3, as it were.
What do you guys think — buying this, or not so much? On board with the possibility of an open-world Half-Life? Let us know in the comments.