Gabe Newell

Gabe Newell hints that Valve may release a new Half-Life game in 4-5 years [UPDATE: Email was faked]

Half Life fans, here is something for you today. I know that a lot are still waiting for Half Life and while I’m certain that we won’t get Half-Life 3, a new game based on its universe may come out. Gabe Newell has been answering a lot of emails lately and has confirmed that a new Half Life game may be released in 4-5 years.

When a fan asked Gabe Newell whether he would ever play a new chapter of Half-Life before he dies, Newell responded by saying.

“Just don’t die in the next 5 years or so ;)”

It’s well known that Newell is not trolling his fans when it comes to Half-Life so I guess Valve is indeed working on a Half-Life game. However, I’d recommend tempering your expectations as this could be a simple VR version of an older Half-Life game or a spin-off (similar to Bridge Constructor for example).

When another fan asked what is Gabe currently playing, Valve’s founder responded by saying that he’s playing DOTA, Cultist Simulator, Automation/BeamNG, Resident Evil 2 Remake and unannounced Valve games. Gabe did not clarify on these unannounced games that Valve is working on but perhaps one of them is the Half-Life game?

Gabe Newell also re-confirmed that the three VR games – which have been revealed in 2017 to be under development – are still coming.


Tyler McVicker, founder and solo producer of Valve News Network, has stated that Gabe’s email about the new Half-Life game was faked. According to Tyler, the only email that was faked was the last one so don’t expect a new Half-Life game in the next five years.

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