ValveTime recently emailed Valve Software as to whether the developer would be attending E3 this year – and also, for the heck of it, showcasing Half Life 3. Valve’s response? Well, you can check out Doug Lombardi’s exact reply in a Twitter post that the news site recently shared.
Now, the interesting part is that Valve announced something similar in 2010, just before E3 that year. You know, the same E3 where Gabe Newell took to the stage and announced that Portal 2 would be coming to the PlayStation 3 after years of the developer abstaining from the platform?
This isn’t to say that Valve has anything to show this year. After all, that Portal 2 announcement had tons of hints and cryptic emails circulating beforehand to indicate that Valve would indeed be there. The presence of a blunt email might be a throwback to the time Valve showed up at E3 2003 and just showed off Half Life 2 like it was no one’s business.
Till, then assume the developer won’t be attending. With a grain of salt, of course.