Gabe Newell Discusses “Unannounced Projects”, Left 4 Dead Series in AMA
No “Half-Life 3 confirmed” sadly.
Following a report from an alleged source close to Valve about Half-Life never existing, Gabe Newell recently hosted an AMA on Reddit to speak to his legions of fans. Naturally, questions about Half-Life 3 were asked but Newell hinted at some unannounced projects powered by Source 2.
“We are continuing to use Source 2 as our primary game development environment. Aside from moving Dota 2 to the engine recently, we are are using it as the foundation of some unannounced products. We would like to have everyone working on games here at Valve to eventually be using the same engine. We also intend to continue to make the Source 2 engine work available to the broad developer community as we go, and to make it available free of charge.”
Newell also talked about the future of Left 4 Dead, first noting that Valve’s focus goes to projects based on “technology that we think has traction, a group of people who want to work on that, and one of the game properties that feels like a natural playground for that set of technology and design challenges.
“When we decided we needed to work on markets, free to play, and user generated content, Team Fortress seemed like the right place to do that. That work ended up informing everything we did in the multiplayer space. Left 4 Dead is a good place for creating shared narratives.”
That fuels speculation for Left 4 Dead possibly receiving a sequel but it is Gabe Newell. When it happens, it’ll be known. What are your thoughts on Newell’s opinions otherwise? Let us know in the comments.