Valve is a company that heavily prides itself on interaction with fans. In the past, the company has hired various members of the community, invited individuals to the Valve offices, and some even personally respond to fan emails on a daily basis. That being said, there is one topic that Valve is notoriously poor at communicating – Half-Life.
It doesn’t need to be stated that Half-Life 3 has become a recurring punchline in this industry. While the series was supposed to conclude back in 2007 in the form of Half-Life 2: Episode 3, Valve decided to essentially drop the episodic business model and create what is expected to be a much larger game to finish the story of Gordon Freeman.
As you’re most likely aware, over the last five years we haven’t heard much regarding the final installment in the Half-Life series, and fans are getting restless as a result. Now, a group of approximately 12,000 dedicated Half-Life fans have requested that Valve be better at communicating what is happening with Half-Life 3.
The group in question is titled “A Call for Communication“, and has one very simple request for Valve: inform fans whether or not Half-Life 3 will be released at any point in the future. It’s worth noting that this group is not asking Valve to rush the conclusion of the Half-Life series – they simply want to know if it’s going to be released.
Personally, I don’t think this is a particularly outrageous request.
A Call for Communication [Steam]