Alleged former Valve employee says Half-life 3 will never come out
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In a Hacker News forum post, a user named Riotnrrd talks about things that went wrong with Valve. There is no proof that Riotnrrd and these revelations should be taken with a spoonful of salt.
Joining the company sometime before Artifact's development began, Riotnrrd discovered that barely any new games were being developed. The developers of Valve were reduced to working in cosmetic microtransactions were more profitable to their bottom line than the actual video games themselves.
A small team was reportedly developing Left 4 Dead 3 at the time, just before it was cancelled. Another was playing around with pre-production ideas for Half-life 3. Now, before you get your hopes up, he was also quick to mention that the game will never be released." Take that as you will.
Most of the company's remaining focus was on producing digital items for Dota 2, CS:GO and Team Fortress 2. Riotnrrd also claimed that "One very senior employee even said that Valve would never make a single player game because they weren't worth the effort."
He went on to add that Portal 2's $200 million revenue was nothing in comparison to, "100s of millions a year selling digital hats and paint jobs for guns” (most of which are designed by players, not the employees).
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