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Valve moderators comment on Half Life 3 concept art

It looks like the first major evidence on Half Life 3 or Half Life 2: Episode 3 just got very real. A large quantity of concept images have been revealed for the upcoming game and some new evidence seems to confirm that the images are infact Valve’s own designs.

If you have already seen the images, you’ll know that there is a lot of debate going on right now as to whether the images, although they look very authentic, are actually just elaborate photoshops. When we first saw them ourselves, we too had doubts given the length that some crazed fans would go to.

However, we’ve spotted over on the Steam boards that a few Valve moderators simply can’t hide their excitement on the concept images, with two specifically confirming that the images are real. The images, featuring Alyx wearing Eli’s jacket can be seen in their entirety over at the ValveTime Facebook page – so no signs of any Valve takedown yet.

After the images were revealed, Valve moderator ‘Smash’ posted in this thread that ‘this is official art’ and that he is ‘shocked that this day has come.’ When asked to prove why he thinks it’s official art, he then went on to say because he knows the source who leaked the concept art, but isn’t willing to disclose due to ‘exclusivity reasons’.

Later on, another Valve moderator by the name of ‘Sierra Oscar’ decided to chime in on the same thread, again confirming that the images are real and pondered whether Valve will now officially come out and comment on the images. Just to point out to you, if the images are real, remember that they were designed back in 2008 and may not be an accurate look at how Half Life 3 or HL2: Episode 3 looks at the moment in its current state.

After a drought in HL3 rumors though – this is exciting isn’t it folks? Let’s hope Valve do decide to comment on them. Take a look at the full gallery and give us your thoughts on them.

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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AnonyMoose
AnonyMoose

i think this is all just a method of building hype, think about how info thirsty people are about this game, and then they finally drop the bombshell about its release and people go super batshit crazy and this game becomes the best selling game of all time. Well played Valve. xD

Maxakasinner
Maxakasinner

Pics are 8 Years Old So Its Not Coming Out… See A Least Someone Will Say It VALVE+THE NUMBER 3=END OF THE WORLD!

MODSTERMD90
MODSTERMD90

If is infact real and offically from valve then I do believe that it would have been “worth the wait”. It may take 9000 years to finish development of HL3, but seeing what valve has achieved during the past couple of years they won’t let that time go to waste: GO TEAM VALVE!!!

mixer
mixer

How is it the ”
first major evidence”? Episode 3 has been well known about for ages…

tron
tron

YES

Gerimax89
Gerimax89

Timing is everything, if you are going to build up hype you got to do it at the right time. Not let it peak, then not have a game ready for a really long time and then the hype drop and leave the game in the shadows. Good video game studios show extreme patience. 

Nuno
Nuno

Ramon, tell me (I don’t know if you’re a Valve fanboy like I am ;D) but, did valve EVER disappointed in any thing they ever did? I think Valve it’s the only game company that never disappointed it’s fans in any kind of way, and they already said it, all the time they are taking, it’s for having as much time as possible to do the game that will be the  best game of all time.

Ramon

This game should never see the light of day. It could never hope to live up to expectations- even if it came with a free blowjob.

Dynasty2201
Dynasty2201

Whilst I have trust in Valve as they almost always deliver, I cant help but feel that if they havent been creating a new engine in the background for HL3/Ep3, and they release it on the same Source engine as Ep2, then Valve will be crucified for making us wait so long. I’m split into 3, as I also feel that, quite simply, it’s too late now.  We are too frustrated at the complete blackout of news, and it’s been so many years now since Ep2.  I mean, they made L4D2.  AND Portal 2.  While they are ace, by giving… Read more »

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