FraggerPeople, it's only an episode that would be, most likely, free. No need to get into a Steam argument over it.
Depends on what people or Valve means with "episode". Even OP4 and Blue Shift were called a "new episode" (by Gearbox), and when I remember it right, Aftermath was announced as a addon, not a free level or something
Steam-Update News-April 8,2005Next week we'll be releasing the three HL2DM map contest winners on Steam. The winners of the contest along with some images of the maps were first mentioned here. Also next week, we'll have a small sneak peak for you of the upcoming Half-Life 2 episode "Aftermath".
FraggerThat's what my sister's boyfriends usually say too. Wonder why? :confused:
What ever happened to that one map that was soposed to use that HDR Bloom effect or something? i remember a while ago they said it was out but it was no where to be found....and i also dug up this information at www.gamespot.com Valve has officially announced the first expansion pack for Half-Life 2, called Half-Life 2: Aftermath (acting as a provisional title only). While you will not be playing as Alyx as previously thought, a lot of focus will be put on Alyx's character during the events of the game.
Here's an excerpt from the short interview with Robin Harper and Marc Laidlaw of Valve:
[indent]As for where Aftermath is set, and the timeline, it's very much a logical continuation from where Half-Life 2 left off, as Laidlaw explains: "[Aftermath] deals with the events and issues set in motion during Half-Life 2. You've done critical damage to the Citadel. The whole place is going to go up, taking out City 17 and what's in its immediate radius. You and Alyx are leading the flight from the city getting up close and personal with some of the creatures and sights from the end of the game." Interestingly, the assumption that you continue to play as Gordon isn't justified anywhere in the text; it's possible - and perhaps more likely given the game's ending - that you play as someone else instead.[/indent]According to PC Gamer UK (who are running a story on the expansion pack in the newest issue), the game is due out in the summer. its says it an expansion and not just a chapter :confused: im confused.
Whatever it is, I'm glad to get some new stuff for Half Life 2. Anything that lengthens my play experience is fine by me.
So is this gonna be something that you have to buy or will it be free if you have half life 2?