Having recently listened to an interview with Gabe Newell, I couldn’t help but wonder if maybe the sequel to the sequel is already out there. This is a completely nonsensical notion of course, but I want to front it anyway.
What if Valve has been continually updating the Half-Life 2 expansions so that in some treasure trove of files hidden deep within the game, the final episode exists? HL2: Episode 3? And what if they’ve been waiting for an eager fan to discover it? What I’m saying is, maybe Valve has just been playing with us all these years because the game already exists and they are waiting for us to find it. Sure, the odds of them secretly releasing a product as a free update/unannounced DLC are virtually nonexistent, but it’s an idea.