Two of the most popular games from Valve might get their next installment in 2017. In the past several years, gamers have been patiently waiting for the Half-Life 3 and Left 4 Dead 3. Despite the lack of announcement from developers, the hype for the titles mentioned above can't seem to die down.
Just recently, Valve announced its plan to move into a new office in 2017, fueling speculations that Left 4 Dead 3 and Half-Life 3 are happening. The gaming company apparently needs much bigger space, and fans assume that this move is a preparation for the bigger work needed for new games.
Starting next year, Valve game developers will be working on the 225,000 square feet Lincoln Square tower. This new office is reportedly five times bigger than the company's first office space. A post from Valve's official website says the company will move to the new space in May 2017.
As for the latest news about Left 4 Dead 3, a ValveTime user named Tristan Reidford accidentally leaked interesting information about the game. During his tutorial on Destinations Workshop Tools, a folder named "Left 4 Dead 3" appeared on the screen. Some say this might be an indication the that the next Left 4 Dead game is already in the works. However, as of now, nothing is confirmed.
For Half-Life 3, on the other hand, Valve's refusal to give a straightforward answer about the game's development gives fans hope, according to The Atlantic. Also, the lack of a definitive statement continues to leave open the possibility that the game will be released sometime next year.
Interestingly, there's an entire subreddit page dedicated to track the latest news about Half-Life 3's development. The Reddit page has more than 27,000 subscribers.
Valve is known for setting the bar ever-higher for each of their new game. The first two installments of Half-Life are both critically acclaimed and loved by gamers. The Episode One came out in 2006 and Episode Two in 2007, which ended on a massive cliffhanger. The next Half-Life game might tie the loose ends and give fans a satisfying ending.
With tremendous pressure from fans, Valve might be forced to reveal its plans for Left 4 Dead 3 and Half-Life 3. For now, we can only on unverified reports and rumors. Stay tuned with Gospel Herald for more update. We'll keep you posted if there's new information.