Forget About Freeman: 'Half-Life 2: Episode 4 Return to Ravenholm'

Posted Mon Jan 14, 2013 at 09:30 AM PST by
Half-Life 2: Episode 4 Return to Ravenholm

Long-rumored cancelled project emerges from 'Dishonored' developer Arkane Studios.

ValveTime.net has unearthed concept phase production materials from back when the 'Half-Life' series was in active development. Last year, Valve's Marc Laidlaw explained the project's short-lived life, "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. As I recall, we felt like a lot of the staples of Ravenholm - headcrabs and zombies! - were pretty much played out, and the fact that it would have to take place sometime before the end of Episode 2 (so as not to advance beyond where Valve had pushed the story) was a creative constraint that would hamper the project...and Arkane."

As years pass without any word about episode 3 or even a possibility of a 'Half-Life 3,' fans can add the following video, put together by ValveTime, to the heap of false hope around the series continuation.

Source: ValveTime via Eurogamer

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