By M. Konwar
After the release of the second episode for Half-Life 2 in 2017, the famous universe froze, but gamers are still waiting for the continuation of the adventures of silent Gordon Freeman. As it turned out, a couple of years ago Valve still worked on the game based on the shooter. Although it was not the long-awaited third episode, and very atypical for the series real-time strategy, exclusive to the portable Nintendo console.
Information shared channel Valve News Network, specializing in rumors about the canceled games Studio. The source reports that since 2016 the company Gabe Newell engaged in the strategy of Half-Life: Tactics at the direct request of Nintendo. Valve employees did not make promises, but imbued with the idea and got to work. Reportedly, they were impressed by the concept of Nintendo Switch and they wanted to meet personally with the hybrid console.
According to reports, the events canceled Half-Life: Tactics unfolded during the seven-Hour war when the earth was captured by aliens. Play offered for the rebels and scientists, and the famous Gordon Freeman had to show only in the final. However, the development frankly did not go: RTS first made a step-by-step strategy and they did try to turn it all into an RPG. None of the options further than the prototype has moved, and in 2017-2018 the project was canceled altogether.
Note that the video above shows Lambda Wars-modification for Half-Life 2, which turns the shooter into a strategy. As reported, Half-Life: Tactics even to such a state at the development stage and did not get.
Many fans would certainly be happy to look at the famous franchise in the form of strategy, but apparently not fate. However, for Valve it is rather common practice — the company has canceled at least 30 projects.