Hey Valve, Where’s That Half-Life Game Gone?

Hey Valve, Where’s That Half-Life Game Gone?

Thousands of Steam members are getting a bit annoyed with Valve’s lack of communication regarding the Half Life franchise’s future direction, taking matters into their own hands.

Known as the “A Call For Communcation (Half-Life)” group, the collection of hungry Gordon Freeman fans has decided to try and show Valve just how much they love the franchise by amassing over 10,000 members to the Steam group.

The group’s message reads as follows:

The lack of communication between Valve and the Half-Life community has been a frustrating experience. While continued support for current and future products is greatly appreciated, fans of the Half-Life series have waited years for a word on when the franchise will return.

So, Instead of focusing efforts in a negative and disrespectful way, we have decided to gain Valve’s attention by delivering a basic message:

Your oldest and longest running fanbase would like better communication.

Waiting patiently for over four years is a daunting task, especially when E3 comes and goes without any beat of a Half-Life pulse, time and time again. Valve had stated that information was scheduled to be released towards the end of 2008, and we believe that if they have chosen, for whatever reason, to withhold this information, fans should at least be acknowledged in some way, regardless of developmental plans for the next Half-Life project. The entire trilogy of episodes was supposed to be completed and released by 2007, and if Valve have decided to do other things for the time being, that is fine; all that we ask for is a basic response on the matter, and to let fans know whether or not the current story arc is scheduled to conclude at another point in time.

In addition: This message is in no way, shape or form attempting to rush the development of the Half-Life series; in fact, most members agree that Valve should take the time needed to deliver a complete and polished product.

If you agree with the above message and statements, please join this group and share your support constructively.

Hopefully such attention will be recognized by Valve, and the community’s voice will be heard.

Valve has been keeping everything Half Life under wraps for a very long time now. Only last month, just before Christmas a number of websites appeared showcasing an apparent Half Life 3 logo. These were then proven to be fake by Gabe Newell of Valve, meaning the curtain of mystery once again is shrouded around the Half Life universe.

There’s obviously no concrete evidence that this group will get any kind of response whatsoever out of Valve, but we can hope, right?

In the meantime, let us know what you think about Valve’s lack of communication via Twitter, or in the comments below.


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