The lights are on
Forget the weird controller, here's the Valve news we've been waiting for.
NeoGAF posters Shinobi602 and Rosti spotted the filing on the Trade Marks and Designs Registrations Office of the European Union website. While we can't link directly, you can go to this page and enter 012180394 into the search field to see it for yourself. We've also included it below.
The filing is for a trademark on "Half-Life 3" under two classifications: "Computer game software; Electronic game software; Downloadable computer game software via a global computer network and wireless devices; Video game software" and "Provision of on-line entertainment; provision of computer and video games and computer and video game programmes from a computer database or via the Internet."
This is potentially exciting news for gamers around the world. Wonder if it will be a Steam Box exclusive?
Source: NeoGAF via PCGamesN
Our Take:Now, for the usual caveats: companies file for trademarks for many reasons, sometimes just to make sure they have control of an IP for any future plans. So, this doesn't necessarily mean that Half-Life 3 is coming. Still, let's just agree to be happy for now. Valve knows that there's a vocal audience out there that wants Half-Life 3; I hope this means they are listening.
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Let me guess: Steambox exclusive?
Still, it's Half Life effin' 3 being mentioned in a way that isn't a fan-made photoshop tease or Valve trolling the gaming community. That's a step forward.
It's only several years later than we expected. Come now Gaben.
heres to hoping for xbox one version which shouldnt be an issue
I bet the person at the patent office saw this application and was like "SHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIITTTTTTTTT...."
This is the best news all day!!!!
The radioactive cat has been let out of the bag... =D!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It's out there, lurking... I sense it.
...(five years later, 2018) half-life 3 texture found. Confirmed!
Doubt it,considering recently Valve literally came out and said they arnt working on it.
Interesting how Gaben could finally count to 3. Then that means...............
PLEASE LET THERE BE A PORTAL 3 CONFIRMATION IN SIGHTS!!!!!! I know it's been 2 years since the 2nd one came out, but come on!! I wanna see some more GLADOS (Not sure if I got that right), Wheatly, and...... CABE JOHNSON ALIVE!! AS A PLOT TWIST!!!!
I knew Valve was trolling us all of last week with their announcements.
Yay! This means we can expect it in 5-10 more years...
I doubt this means that they are making it, or even close to being done.
I'll believe it when I see it...*** valve for stringing its fans along for 7 years....way to complete the story, Gabe
To be honest, I couldn't care less what they do with Half-Life. They've teased it for so long that I'm a bit sick of hearing the name "Half-Life". Sorry Valve, but I'm not going to be a Half-Life 3 costumer if it comes out.
I bet on his deathbed, Gabe's gonna be teasing about Half Life 3.