Publisher remains silent about the next instalment of acclaimed FPS
Thousands of Steam users and Half-Life fans played Half-Life 2 on Saturday between 2pm and 2:30pm EST in a collaborative effort to urge publisher Valve to release information regarding the development (or not) of Half-Life 3.
The demonstration is the latest action of a Steam group called A Call for Communication (Half-Life), comprised of fans who have been waiting a long time to hear word about the next instalment in the critically acclaimed Half-Life franchise.
Wishing for better communication from Valve regarding the franchise, the group has gained momentum and has reached 51,000 members as of now.
The recent demonstration required participants to log on Steam to play Half-Life 2 simultaneously. This resulted in 13,000 people playing concurrently, bringing Half-Life 2 into the top 20 most played games category, peaking at 11th place.
The organizer wrote, “I am personally impressed with what we’ve achieved today. We’re nowhere near done - in fact, we are currently in the process of planning new activities; this was only our first attempt, and, in my eyes, was a success for everyone.”
Despite the group’s efforts, however, Valve still remains quiet regarding Half-Life 3.
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