The possibly eternal wait for Half-Life 3 could in the future with one Half-Life 2 Remastered Collection be shortened. A corresponding entry appeared with a logo SteamDB on. This is apparently an overhaul mod that comes from the developer of Half-Life 2: Update.
Half-Life 2: Update 2015 improved many graphical aspects of the original, mind you with Valve’s blessing. Better lighting effects, nicer shadows, new particle and fog calculations and HDR support were part of it. The modder Filip Victor was responsible as the developer.
SteamDB also refers to Filip Victor in Half-Life 2 Remastered. The well-known insider also commented Tyler McVicker (from the YouTube channel Valve News Network, known for leaks) on the cause. He was able to confirm through his sources that the project is in development. It is supposed to revise the main game as well as the two DLCs episodes 1 and 2.
Nothing is currently known about the planned improvements, innovations or a release date. At least that should be good news for Half-Life fans who, since Half-Life: Alyx, have been hoping that Valve could still have a lot to do with the popular franchise.
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The best-known memes in the gaming landscape include the jokes about the never-released Half-Life 3, the missing episode 3 of Half-Life 2 and Valve’s curious “problem” not to bring out third parts of a game.
In 2019, collective eyebrows went up when Valve announced Half-Life: Alyx, a fully-fledged new game exclusively for VR devices. Since then, at the latest, there has been hope that Valve could also have desktop offshoots of Half-Life in development.
In addition, information about a possible strategy game for Half-Life with innovative gameplay came to light. Valve has built a reputation for always combining new games in the series with great innovations.
Half-Life 1 revolutionized the shooter genre, Half-Life 2 raised realistic physics to a new level and Half-Life: Alyx is considered the new ultimate in VR games. Accordingly, it is conceivable that Valve will always want to make a new technical leap on the floor with future HL titles.
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