If you’ve been following the rumours recently you would have noticed the stories about the Valve developers wandering around in Half Life 2 Episode 3 t-shirts and hidden easter eggs in Portal 2 and other titles relating to Half Life 2 Episode 3.
Obviously this started looking like a planned attempt at guerrilla marketing which was working exceptionally well since the entire gaming planet is dying to get their hands on Half Life 2 Episode 3.
Well unfortunately it wasn’t marketing, or clues but more just trolling by some Valve developers.
According to Chet Faliszek from Valve the entire thing has no basis in reality as he posted this on the Valve forums
You are being trolled.
There is no ARG.
Wheatley’s speech was set in Portal 2 fiction – that is all.
There has been no directive from Gabe to leak anything. That is all false.
I just want to say this so there is no confusion. This is the community trolling the community nothing more. While it is nice to see people excited about anything HL, I hate seeing people be trolled like this.
And if that wasn’t enough, Gamingbolt decided to email the boss man himself, Gabe Newell, and ask him if the rumours have any veracity to them. Gabe’s response a mere 2 hours later on the 26th of December leaves little to the imagination
So that’s that, it won’t stop people hoping for Half Life 2 Episode 3 though.
Last Updated: December 29, 2011