Half-Life 3 reportedly scrapped in favor of RTS/FPS hybrid for Steam Deck

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Half-Life 3 is reportedly not in development, but there is a new Half-Life game for the Steam deck.

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The new report comes from Tyler McVicker, the creator of Valve News Network, as reported pcgameno, According to McVicker, Half-Life 3 isn’t in active development, and in fact, no traditional mouse and keyboard FPS games are in active development at Valve right now.

What’s in development, according to McVicker, is an RTS/FPS co-op game set in the Half-Life universe. The project has been described by McVicker as a “nostalgia-fest”, incorporating elements from Left4Dead, Alien Swarm and RTS games, showing off what the upcoming Steam deck is capable of.


Via a new PCGamesN report, McVicker reveals that he obtained most of his information through the regularly updated Valve software’s datamine, and is researching the project, codenamed “Citadel”, From the beginning of 2018. The original report estimated that we should see the citadel within the next two to two and a half years.

While we’ll wait a while to see more about this mysterious new project, we won’t wait so long for the Steam deck. Although Valve delayed the launch of the new handheld device to December later this year, it is now slated to launch in February 2022. We’ve already seen the likes of The Witcher 3 running on the device (and it looks really, really cool), and we’ve even got our hands on Valve’s new device for ourselves, which you can read about in our full review. Steam decks can be read in preview.

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you can also visit our steam deck comparison guide to see how it stacks up against new-gen consoles.

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