Tune into the next Half Life 2 for the exciting conclusion
Subject: General Tech | February 17, 2006 - 02:49 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Ars Technica reports on a change of plans for Valve. Half Life 2 may have several sequels, that appear like TV series, and are downloadable via Steam. While probably not as long as a normal game, hopefully there will be many of them.
"The Half-Life franchise is moving to an episodic release schedule according to comments from
Valve's Doug Lombardi. Lombardi has revealed that Half-Life 2: Aftermath has been renamed to
Half-Life 2: Episode One. Half-Life 2 was released in late 2004 to critical acclaim (review), and
the sequel to the titleâ€”the aforementioned Aftermathâ€” has been expected for quite some time. While
Valve released the (very cool) Lost Coast add-on/technology preview last fall, gamer hopes for a
holiday release of Aftermath never materialized. To be sure, Valve has a reputation for being slow
in delivering the goods, but whether or not this is a good thing largely depends on who you ask.
Given the outstanding quality of their games, it's hard for many to find fault."
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