Gabe Newell, the Boss of Valve, has recently said that he wants Gordon Freeman to stay the way he is in any future Half Life title, perhaps Episode 3 or even Half Life 3.
After an interview done by Edge about the future of Freeman, he responded by saying :
“We haven’t had a reason to change that. Most of what I’ve seen to date has been gimmicky and is entertaining for just a minute or so.”
And when asked if we will finally hear Gordon speak for the first time in a future title, he said:
“We’re not philosophically opposed to this, but we don’t have any good reasons to do it. Right now making your companions more interesting and compelling seems a more fruitful avenue to explore.”
No announcement of Episode 3 yet, even though its what the fans want, it seems that Valve has other things to do, you can understand them with the constant updates to Team Fortress 2 and with their latest release Left 4 Dead 2, i guess the only thing we have to wait for (again) is E3, surprise us Valve.