Valve registers trademark for Half-Life 3 in Europe
Within the past 24 hours, the United States government has officially shut down and might have missed an opportunity at the patent office. According to the Trademarks and Designs Registration Office of the European Union, Valve has snatched up the trademark of Half-Life 3.
What does this mean exactly? Well, even that is a bit of a mystery as much as the release date to the vaporware.
The assumed guess is they are applying to protect the trademark of Half-Life 3, but it’s also worth noting they filed a trademark for the Half-Life logo in July at the same offices as well. Of course, nothing is purely official until Valve releases some sort of announcement, but for those who wish to believe you have this to wish upon.
While the trademark itself is official, the game in question is not yet official, and might not be for some time still. Maybe, just maybe, this is a sign that an announcement may be on its way sooner rather than later.
Keep your fingers crossed.
No, Gaben has say in a lot of interview that the episode 3 is still very much alive. It will be more of a bridge to the open-world third game. And has always, they don't want to talk about HF3 because most of their ideas keep changing over time and they don't want to disappoint anyone by talking or showing a lot of stuff that will not be there in the end.
Valve basically scrapped the episodic idea and turned episode 3 into HL3...unofficially official. It's weird, but rumors for HL3 basically started a little before or during "Saxton Hale's Mail Storm." :)
TIME ZONES: 10/2/13 8:10 p.m. Front paged. I wrote the story at 11:53 a.m. U.S. Central time when the story was garnering attention.
With the repeated news or teases of HL3, I'm wondering what every happened to HL2: Episode 3
I was thinking on a slighly different line, but point taken.
Thing is, Portal and portal 2 were released only a few years apart, and to this day offer a unique experience that no other popular games have replicated. The same can't be said about Half-Life.
Release HL3 as the SM64 of the Steambox. Do that and all of a sudden a TON of people will be buying up your SteamBoxes and begging for more games, as well as playing some PC games they have never had before. Plus all that you said is basically saying Valve MAY not make the HL3 of our dreams, which is like saying a great pitcher shouldn't pitch because he might give up a run.
Was Half-Life 3 confirmed? I thought all of us were waiting for Half-Life 2: Episode Three.
This story: 10/3/13 2:10am Source story: (10-01-2013, 05:53 PM)
If it's anything like what they did with Portal 2, they'll be just fine.
This was originally a day-old.
Supposed? Its an official thing, that shouldnt be accessable to public, but for some reason it was.
Its not 'Hey i found this list guys'. You could literally access it yourself.
Honestly, I feel it would be in Valve's best interest to just not release Half-Life 3, and they know it. First of all, the sheer amount of fan-generated hype over the past decade makes it impossible to appease the crowd; many otherwise great games have been torn apart by less hype than what half-life is getting. Secondly, the past half-life games was praised for its "engaging world and plot" and "new, inventive method of storytelling;" now that games have been using these practices for years, a game such as half-life 2, even if it had an up-to-date engine and graphics, would find it difficult to stand above the crowd. If Valve decided not to go in service of the brand and tried new ideas, a large portion, if not a majority, of their target audience would lash out at the changes, saying that they wanted a "half-life game." It would be a huge risk any way you see it for Valve to release Half-Life 3.
The smart plan? Just let the HL3 hype flow. Let it keep their fanbase invested in valve, sticking with them in hopes that one day the game will be released. No, its not the most ethical or sensitive thing to do for the fans; the most ethical path would be to just release the game that everyone wants, or says they want. But above all, Valve is a business, a very successful one at that, and business just can't afford the risk that a game like half-life 3 would bring.
If you're talking about the "Software leak" of the teams supposedly working on it, I would take that with a grain of salt. Leaks like this happen all the time, most of them being forged, and it seems pretty convenient that it happened the day after the patent discovery.
Cool 2 day old news.
Half Life 3 and Left 4 Dead 3 were genuinly confirmed yesterday btw.
Psyche! Half Life 2: Episode 2: Subchapter 1
Still not going to happen. It's Vavle. They don't know how to count to three.
It will be a new series called Quarter-Life. The trademark is to piss us off.