Images from Dishonored developer Arkane Studios' canceled Half-Life game emerge.
Screenshots from Dishonored developer Arkane Studios' Half-Life 2: Episode 4--or Return to Ravenholm--have surfaced. ValveTime has posted a batch of images it claims are verified and stem from development in 2006 and 2007.
The images show off series-familiar environments and art style. Notably, a HUD element called "Absorption" is present in the screenshots, though it is not clear what this could mean.
This is not the first time Arkane's Half-Life game Return to Ravenholm has been discussed. A year ago, Valve writer Marc Laidlaw told LambdaGeneration that such a project was in development at the studio. He said some ideas were discussed between Valve and Arkane, but ultimately the project was scuttled.
You know what? If Valve doesn't release any information on their next game this year (which everyone wants to be half life 2 episode 3 or just half life 3), then they should just stop making games and just focus on steam at this point.
I mean come on. I understand wanting your creations to be GREAT, but working and reworking and reworking a project usually ruins it. Or if it finally comes out it's not what it could have been had it been released years earlier. Stop trying to make it your idea of "beyond perfect" and just settle for "extremely great" or "perfect".
There have been tons of games and movies (even albums) that have gone through the same process. Overworking and overthinking and overanalyzing something doesn't always make it better or "more perfect". There's nothing wrong with striving for greatness but they need to figure out when the cutoff point is.
The only good thing about the long wait between HL games is that it allows lots of time to save lots of money to build an ultimate beast of a gaming PC to run the game on.
I think Valve was trying to play with the big devs by getting out games quickly through giving them to other devs and then found out that it doesn't work for them. Episodic content, eh Valve? Don't expect the next Half Life after 3 to take forever to come, or if it does, it will be much better.
Yep. I've certainly missed something here. I always thought the number 3 came before number 4 but hey. must've been that alien spacecraft I saw outside my window last night. At least my rectum seems intact - for now.
@shalashaska88 Im with you Bro , i hope wee hear from Half-Life, also Doom 4 and tekken x street fighter on this year
I still think the reason we haven't seen an Ep.3 yet is because they painted themselves into a corner with the plot and their psycho fan base. They don't have the chops to follow up and they know if these release something that's not to the expectations of their fan base (and nothing WILL be), they'll be crucified for it.
W/e these games are taking to long FFVersus is another one by the time they are out I doubt they will have the same impact that they should of had when they should have been out. Sad really they will be good games but the expectations are so high that it will seem like they wont live up to the hype do to the devs not wanting to give it to us when they needed to give it to us. They have had years to work on these and nothing.. oh well they might as well cancel them.
Valve isn't making any more Half Life because they still havn't figured out how to make games that don't look the same. They are also trying to figure out how to make it so the enemy doesnt have to climb over a light post to get to you on the other side. Judging by their recent games the Valve engine will not be able to compete with today's engines. Source 2 is under development at the moment so you probably have your answer why no Half Life.
I think it's fucking disgraceful that Valve would end Episode 2 in the way they did and then keep everyone waiting for over five years for the next episode. It's even more annoying that they never talk about it and act like nothing's wrong.
I'll believe it when I see it. I'm as excited for it just as much as anyone, but until I hear something directly from Valve, I remain skeptic.
Man. I remember that game. I was going bonkers because for the graphics. Now it's just mid-range. I always thought they turned it into Red Steel.
@lancea34 then how come there's been 4 counter strike games?
@bgghgubcjhgknjk @lancea34 How come there's 4 Half-Life games ? Doesn't mean they can count to 3. As lancea34 pointed out. Half Life, Half Life 2, Half Life 2: Episode One, Half Life 2: Episode Two. Counter Strike, Counter-Strike 1.6, Counter-Strike: Source, Counter-Strike: GO (but let's just forget about that one).
Ah yes, I remember reading long ago (I think it was right after Episode 1 released) that Valve was doing a trilogy of HL2 episodes and a third party dev was doing a fourth episode (not through Freeman's perspective). I totally forgot about it. Interesting to see it pop up again!
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@fillup0 I agree. I Long for the day when people will get past the OMG Transgender!!!!!!111111111 childishness and simply appreciate Carolyn as a person and for the work she does in her field.
It may not happen in my lifetime, but I hope it happens in SOMEONE'S Lifetime.
And Tixylixx, this is not a knock on you, so please don't take it that way, because it does not appear that you have issue with Carolyn like that. But there have been a lot of hateful, completely reprehensible comments and sentiment leveled against her in the recent past because of her being transgender.
People need to get past it, deal with it, and move on.
ever stopped to think of why vavle hasn't said anything about this game, hmmm. its brilliant. they are keeping their fans in suspense and its working. look, we are ALL talking about it! bravo valve,bravo.
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@DESTROYRS_F8 Technically, no.
@DESTROYRS_F8 trans gender. yes, woman.
@DESTROYRS_F8 It is an abomination
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