It is one of the most anticipated video game suites: Half Life 3 has not yet been confirmed by Valve, which maintains the mystery around the title. But a recent leak relaunched the rumor concerning the existence of the game and its development.
In a file retrieved from the Steam database, we can thus see the application numbered 366560 with "old known name" as Half Life 3. The file has not been modified since November 4 and would contain three files named Half Life 3 Developer Comp, Half Life 3 for Beta Testing and Half Life 3.
Should we then think that the third installment of one of the most cult series on PC is planned soon? Nothing is certain, since as a reminder, SteamDB evoked the arrival of Halo 3 on Steam in 2013 with information gleaned in a similar way, and yet the game was never ported to the Valve platform.
Another thing to take into account: third-party developers can name their applications and projects as they wish, so it can be seen as a simple hoax. Finally, it can just as well be real data, but corresponding to an old project, abandoned for a long time …
As a reminder, the last episode of Half Life (Half Life 2: Episode 2) was released in 2007. Suffice to say that considering the expectations of the players and the time spent since, the pressure is colossal at Valve.