Possible Half-Life 3 plot summary leaked by Series Writer Marc Laidlaw

This is not the news fans have been waiting for.

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Fans have been clamoring for Half-Life 3, or Half-Life 2: Episode 3, the sequel to the critically-acclaimed Half-Life 2: Episode 2, for nearly 10 years.

While there have been plenty of questions and teases over the years, it appears that closure for the series has arrived.

Retired lead writer, Marc Laidlaw, has posted a mysterious letter with some clever name replacements on his blog which, appears to describe the death knell for any hope of Half-Life 3 becoming a reality.

The letter is addressed to “Dearest Playa” and describes what could have happened to Gordon Freeman and his team in the sequel, concluding with the following:

“And here we are. I spoke of my return to this shore. It has been a circuitous path to lands I once knew, and surprising to see how much the terrain has changed. Enough time has passed that few remember me, or what I was saying when last I spoke, or what precisely we hoped to accomplish. At this point, the resistance will have failed or succeeded, no thanks to me. Old friends have been silenced, or fallen by the wayside. I no longer know or recognize most members of the research team, though I believe the spirit of rebellion still persists. I expect you know better than I the appropriate course of action, and I leave you to it. Except no further correspondence from me regarding these matters; this is my final epistle.

Yours in infinite finality,

Gertrude Fremont, Ph.D.

“Infinite finality” is the nail in the coffin if this indeed is the plot for a Half-Life 3 that will never see the light of day.

Valve is currently working on three VR titles at the moment and their focus on CS:GO eSports doesn’t appear to be ending anytime soon.

If this is the way it has to end for the beloved franchise, so be it. It’s a bitter pill to swallow however we must move on.




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