For the past years, there has been much expectation for the release of “Half Life 3,” and fans of the game are expecting a 2018 release for the first person shooting game. Those who have been wondering why the release was delayed, new details that surfaced might answer questions.
Valve, the developers of the “Half Life” franchise, launched the first game in 1998. It became a hit and developed a sequel that was released in 2004 titled “Half Life 2.” Since then, fans have been hoping for a new installment of “Half Life” from Valve.
There are reasons cited for the delay of the game’s launc. According to The News Independent, one of the reasons is the departure of the game’s writer, Marc Laidlaw, from Valve. Without his skill in writing, the report stated that the game company is finding it difficult to keep the “Half Life” project afloat and fill in his position with that responsibility.
Meanwhile, there are reports that another reason for the delay is the involvement of famous sci-fi Hollywood director, J.J. Abrams. Instead of focusing on the development of “Half Life 3,” it seems that Valve may focus on the movie adaptation of the franchise.
On the other hand, there has been a lot of anticipation regarding the future of Virtual Reality (VR) in gaming. “Half Life 3” is said to make use of sophisticated technology to make the launch of the game more innovative among the fans of the game. With this, the company is planning to take full advantage of VR in achieving that goal.
“Half Life 3” is anticipated to be released in 2018.