Noclip has shared a GIF, showing some brief gameplay footage from Arkane’s cancelled Half-Life game, Half-Life 2: Episode 4. This clip showcases a WIP build of the game and in case you’re wondering, this is actually legit.
In case you weren’t aware of, Arkane worked on a Half-Life 2 game in 2007. This game was codenamed Half-Life 2: Episode Four (also known as Half-Life Return to Ravenholm). From what we know, this wouldn’t be a direct sequel to Half-Life 2: Episode 3.
As Marc Laidlaw said a while ago:
“We are big fans of Arkane and wanted to come up with a project we could work on together. We threw ideas around, they built some cool stuff, but we eventually decided that it didn’t make sense to pursue it at the time.”
My guess is that the following clip showcases some of the stuff that Arkane developed for this Half-Life 2 game. As we can see, there would be a zombie-like enemy in the game. The game would have scripted events, and the player would be able to use melee attacks.
Noclip’s documentary about Arkane will go live next week. As such, we may get more details about this cancelled Half-Life 2 game shortly. Naturally, we’ll be make sure to share any additional videos or important details.
Enjoy the GIF and stay tuned for more!
— Noclip (@noclipvideo) May 21, 2020