Valve is not announcing anything because they've already announced Ricochet 2. Get ready for the best E3 ever, featuring Ricochet 2 gameplay!
Valve confirms it will not make any new product announcements at this summer's Los Angeles trade show.
Valve will not announce Half-Life 3, any sequel to an existing franchise, or hardware at the 2012 Electronic Entertainment Expo, the company told GameSpot today.
"There are no new Valve product announcements planned for this year's E3," a Valve company spokesperson said.
Valve cofounder Gabe Newell recently addressed the wait for Half-Life 3, saying that Valve has gone through numerous "twists and turns" to bring the long-awaited game to market and that remaining silent on the project is actually in the best interest of fans.
Prior to that, rumor had spread that Newell and Apple CEO Tim Cook met at Valve's headquarters in Bellevue, Washington. Newell quickly shot down this speculation, saying he would enjoy discussing ideas with Cook, but no such meeting occurred.
Valve is also rumored to be at work on a gaming system of its own, described as the "Steam Box." Speculation about this endeavor was further sparked last month, when several job listings at Valve were posted, calling for people to "invent whole new gaming experiences" and "research compelling new hardware technologies."
Well, that won't stop them from announcing something from a hotel room or conference room across the street. :P
This could be another bad news for the famous e3 game show. I think gamers will just have to like the small scraps of games that the industry is turning into.I'm one of the people who does not like this at all. There are more games being cut than new title being invented for us.
See, what bothers me isn't the lack of Half-Life 3. It's the lack of communication with Valve to its fans who just want to know if there is ANY progress on the game. The more they remain silent, the more we start to assume they're not even working on it.
I must admit that I'm disappointed at this news. I'm not really interested in DOTA 2 or CS:GO, so getting an announcement on the status of any other project would have been welcome. Even more on their plans for Steam on Linux. Oh well... :(
@pszone i'm afraid that is what they are waiting for, the current consoles are starting to show their age and i doubt valve want to water down their best ip for consoles. It saddens me that for the first time that consoles might be holding pc development :(
Once again Valve decides not to attend, let's hope this is to get Global Offensive and DOTA 2 finished off as best they can, so they can jump straight into developing Episode 3 for all their crowbar hungry fans!!!
According to the Exhibitor List for E3, Valve IS attending this year. But if they're not making any new announcements, I guess they will just be showing what they have on DOTA 2 and CS:GO. :/
@RockySquirrel Prequel to HL 1, Gordon's Origins:taking tests at MIT and sending resumes out to BM & Aperture. In the mean time i'll be happy with Black Mesa Source.
Aw, man... :( No possible new Portal game where you play as Wheatley lost in... ( I'm not spoiling anything :P)? Dang!
@ Richardthe3rd What do you mean??? You aren't totally looking forward to the AAA Game Publisher's Newest Clones: Military Shooter X.0, Sports Game X.0, or even the latest self-hyped "WoW Killer" MMORPG that totally uses WoW's base mechanics?!?!?!?
Which doesn't say anything really. E3's not what it used to be. I's more ov an overpriced marketing gimmicry versus the industry folks getting together like it used to be. All message control and non-substance fluff. I'd rather hear what's coming from PAX. Valve pretty much does what they want and they don't play by to many other's rules.
No Half-Life 3 or Left 4 Dead 3... at E3 at least, maybe during the years later conventions something might pop up
"Prior to that, rumor had spread that Newell and Apple CEO Tim Cook met at Valve's headquarters in Bellevue, Washington. Newell quickly shot down this speculation, saying he would enjoy discussing ideas with Cook, but no such meeting occurred." Was it not Gamespot that spread those rumors?
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