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HALF-LIFE 3 NOT IN DEVELOPMENT? (Escapist News Now)
Thanks to NeoGAF for the tip!
According to voice actor John Patrick Lowrie, Valve truly cannot count to 3. Lowrie has voiced characters in multiple Valve titles including Half-Life 2 and DOTA 2. He claims that not only is Half-Life 3 not coming out soon, but that nothing is even in development.
On a blog post he claims, "The biggest challenge with bringing out HL3," is motion capture. Going on to say, "One of the great things about HL2 is that all of the characters that you meet actually look at you when they talk to you no matter where you go or stand. With mo-cap you can't do that, at least not yet. Once you film the actor doing something and capture that motion, that's what the character is going to do. This works great in movies, but when you make something interactive it gets way less interactive with mo-cap. So that's one of the things they're working on. "
He went on to say that Valve doesn't, "tell me their business plans," and that he has, "no idea what they're planning for the future."