The Know is a major gaming rumor channel on YouTube that is sometimes right about rumors, like when it gave common sense timelines for the release of Tomb Raider on PC and PS4. Of course they also dropped the ball on Microsoft looking to buy Silent Hills. Their latest video makes some pretty outlandish claims about why we will never see Half Life 3, but it has already pretty much been debunked.
The video gave two reasons why we won’t see Half Life 3: Valve is making so much money from Steam and micro transactions (TF and Dota 2) that there’s no reason for them to make another full game; and the “gamer culture” is so toxic right now and people have such high expectations for Half-Life 3 that they are afraid to release it.
While Valve is certainly making a ton of money with Steam and micro transactions, it seems like quite a leap to think that’s what’s getting in the way of releasing Half Life 3. The second point seems even more outlandish, claiming that fan backlash to the Mass Effect 3 ending caused Valve’s third game to get pushed to a lower priority status.