Half-Life 3 spotted in Gamescom 2012 videogame list

Half-Life 3 spotted in Gamescom videogame list
Valve to let of some serious Steam at Gamescom


Eurogamer has had confirmation that Half-Life 3's inclusion in a list of games on the official Gamesom site was a mistake. Still, good job on the eagle-eyed journo that spotted it.


Half-Life 3 will appear at Gamescom, according to a PDF list of videogames found on the show's website.

T3 Online was the first to spot the inclusion of Half-Life 3 on the list, the game being the only one to be revealed by Valve at the show.

The PDF clearly states Half-Life 3 but Gamescom's list does note that it takes 'no responsibility' for the accuracy of the information, admitting that it is gathered from forums and blogs. Still, a slightly odd stance from an official show.

TechRadar spoke to Mike Sawh, the journalist that spotted the inclusion, who said about the find: "I was simply searching around for assets on the official Gamescom website in preparation for T3's coverage of the gaming expo, and spotted the list of announcements in a PDF, and there between Ubisoft and Warner Bros was a single listing for Half-Life 3.

"If it's true, this could be without doubt the biggest announcement of Gamescom by some margin."

Half-Life less ordinary

Half-Life 3 has been a game that's five years in the making and is the most eagerly anticipated game of its generation.

Orignally set to appear in 2007 as Half-Life 2: Episode Three, it has sinced failed to appear despite having such a massive fan base.

Since then, its spin-off Portal has been developed into a hugely successful sequel which sparked more rumours that a Half-Life 3 release date was edging nearer.

As T3 notes on its website, games magazine Game Informer is going late to press because of a big announcement set for Gamescom 2012 - could this be Half-Life 3?

TechRadar, alongside the rest of the gaming world, is hoping so.

Via T3.com

Marc Chacksfield

Marc Chacksfield is the Editor In Chief, Shortlist.com at DC Thomson. He started out life as a movie writer for numerous (now defunct) magazines and soon found himself online - editing a gaggle of gadget sites, including TechRadar, Digital Camera World and Tom's Guide UK. At Shortlist you'll find him mostly writing about movies and tech, so no change there then.