Half-Life 2 For Xbox Gone Gold

2 For Xbox Gone Gold

One of the year’s most anticipated action
games is set for November 15 launch

Bellevue, WA. – October 25, 2005 – Valve, a
leading entertainment software company, announced today that Half-Life 2 for
Xbox has gone gold and will ship to retail outlets around the world on November
15, 2005. Half-Life 2 has been called "the Xbox prospect of the year" by IGN.com
and is one of the most highly anticipated video game releases of the year.

The follow up to one of the most critically
acclaimed and best selling action games of all time, Half-Life 2 takes the
suspense, challenge and visceral charge of the original, and adds startling new
realism and responsiveness. Half-Life 2 opens the door to a world where the
player’s presence affects everything around him, from the physical environment
to the behaviors – even the emotions – of both friends and enemies.

The intense, real-time gameplay of Half-Life 2 is
made possible with Source™, Valve’s proprietary engine technology. Valve Source
provides major enhancements in:

  • Digital Actors: Experience the most
    sophisticated in-game characters ever witnessed.
  • Advanced AI: Friends and foes assess threats
    and fashion weapons from what is at hand. 
  • Stunning Graphics: Incredibly realistic
    environments and special effects.
  • Physical Gameplay: Objects obey the laws of
    gravity, friction, and buoyancy.