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RUMOURS about the next installment in the Half Life game series have re-ignited after a listing for Half Life 3 was spotted in a Gamescom event document.
The listing was spotted by T3 magazine in the Gamescom exhibitor list. The PDF document, which is still available through the Gamescom web site, does include a listing for Half Life 3, but it also includes a cautionary note.
Although written in German, the text at the top of the listing very roughly translates into a disclaimer that takes no responsibility for the content or its sources. Another note on the Gamescom web site says that its listed game launches are "expected".
Half Life 3 is there on the list though, and it is listed as coming from Valve, which is the software house that would release it.
Valve has said nothing about the release yet, but it kept Half Life 2 development close to its chest and built it for the most part in secret.
The games are very popular, so a sequel has always been likely, but the question then has always been when.
Gamescom, which starts this week and is held in Cologne, Germany, could provide the answer. µ
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