publisher valve / last seen 2007
Half-Life3 is, famously, the games industry’s answer to the Loch Ness monster or Bigfoot. If you ever see a flock of pigs flying past your window, that may well be the signifier that Valve is finally ready to release it. But in the current political climate, frankly, the Apocalypse is likely to take place first. Eleven years have now passed since Half-Life2: Episode 2 was released and everyone presumed (wrongly) that Valve was starting work on Half-Life3. To be fair, we did get two puzzle-centric spin-offs from the majestic alien-themed first-person shooter, in the shape of Portal and Portal2. Perhaps Portal3 and Half-Life3 will come out simultaneously? Don’t hold your breath.