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Valve has filed a trademark for Half-Life 3, suggesting work on the game could finally be underway.

The trademark was filed by Valve with the EU's Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market last Sunday, September 29. The application is still under examination by the OHIM until being approved.

The news was followed by reports that Valve's User Picker software – an internal database allegedly used by the developer to keep track of projects – was made visible to the public.

The database, which has since been taken offline, was said to reveal that 46 members of staff were working on Half-Life 3 and another 10 on 'Half-Life 3 Core'.

Left 4 Dead 3 was also listed in the database.

While Valve could have registered a trademark to simply protect its intellectual property, the revelation of User Picker is the biggest indication yet that the company is working on the highly anticipated sequel.

Half-Life 2 launched almost a decade ago in November 2004, with smaller projects Half-Life 2: Episodes One & Two releasing in the years that followed.

Since Half-Life, Valve has gone on to develop the Left 4 Dead, Portal and Dota series. Its next title has yet to be officially announced.

Source: oami.europa.eu, reddit.com, neogaf.com, gematsu.com

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"This taught me to hope,'' said she, "as I had scarcely ever allowed myself to hope before."
Posted 13:01 on 02 October 2013
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Who did what with the where now?
Posted 12:57 on 02 October 2013
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Wow for what other game was there ever such extensive reasearch done? Hope they are really going for this.
Posted 12:55 on 02 October 2013


Its a Trap!
Posted 10:31 on 02 October 2013

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Release Date: 16/11/2004
Developer: Valve
Publisher: Vivendi Universal
Genre: Action
Rating: PEGI 18+
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