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HTC killed gamers with false promises of Half-Life sequel



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half-life. valve. the action pixel. @theactionpixelIn this world, one simply does not toss the words “Half-Life” around like wild seeds.

Mobile phone and device makers HTC had their chairwoman Cher Wang making what started out as an interesting interview highlighting Valve’s gaming hits and games to be made with “Vive” in mind, the VR headset HTC is developing with Valve.

Wang starts:

I think Valve’s best game is Dota, right, and Portal and [Team Fortress], and I think they are very keen to have them [on Vive]

Which then lead to her fated words:

We are co-operating with Half-Life, and I think … I hope, you know, it will be on it

Now all gamers and fans of Half-Life have been waiting for any remnant of news or indication that a sequel to Half-Life 2: Episode 2 was in development.
Thegame had players take on the role of brillian theoretical physicist Dr. Freeman, who has to FPS his way out of a clandestine facility where experiments of the deadly kind have gone amuck.

Superbly awesome game, sure. But it has been 2 years shy of a decade since the release of episode 2. So since then we have been hanging to any rumour like a drowning man to drifwood, and Wang’s comments stirred us in our coffers.

But alas it was too good to be true, as Valve states they have no Virtual Reality Half-Life in the works. And honestly we don’t think the technology is quite there yet either. So Wang came back with an apology for the mislead, stating that she “misspoke”. What she really want to talk about was HTC’s “collaboration with Valve on developing next-generation virtual reality experiences for gaming.”

Well once can only dream. Well at least we’ll get to see som cool collab tech and software from the duo come the GDC 2015 event. But hopefully this little Half-Life mention can get the ball rolling on a sequel.

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