The rumors have been out there for years and now we've finally got confirmation: Valve is working on Half-Life 3. The confirmation comes from Counter-Strike creator and former Valve employee Minh "Gooseman" Le who revealed that he's seen concept art of the game.
“But yeah, I mean like I guess I could say that I did see something that looked kinda like in the Half-Life universe. And I mean it wouldn’t surprise anyone if I said they’re doing it, they’re working on it, yeah. So to go on a limb I’d say I did see some concept art for Half-Life 3."
Wouldn't be big news!? Is Le aware of the long-standing rumors and theories that exist about Half-Life 3? Of course this is big news. It's huge news! Half-Life 3 — or at least what he believes to be Half-Life 3 — is being worked on!
Part of the reason Le had no problem divulging such information is because it seems "like old news by now." Given the years of speculation, that's a certainly understandable belief, but the tight-lipped Valve has never actually acknowledged the existence of Half-Life 3 so let's hope he doesn't get in any trouble.
Below is the full podcast. The part about Half-Life 3 with Minh Le begins at 33:55.