Valve trademarks Half-Life 3 in Europe [Update]
posted on 10.01.13 at 01:41 PM EDT by (@salromano)
Everybody just calm down... calm down!

Valve has trademarked the name Half-Life 3 in Europe.

The mark was filed on September 29.

Take from that what you will.

Thanks, NeoGAF.

Update: Half-Life 3 might be in development yet. Valve’s User Picker—internal software Valve uses for project management and not meant to be public—has added group categories for “Half-Life 3” and “Half-Life 3 Core.”

Filtering these groups using the “In Group” drop down shows a total of 46 staff members on the “Half-Life 3” project and 10 staff members on the “Half-Life 3 Core” project. You can try it yourself.

Thanks, Reddit.

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  • Carlos Luis Ayala


  • shogunknight

    It is now safe for the world of gaming to say—-Half-Life 3 Confirmed!!!

    • Sal Romano

      Damn it, I said calm down!


      I wouldn’t take this as confirmation of anything, though. Lots of things are trademarked and never used.

      • TheBlackRabbit


      • KainArkanos

        Just like Chrono Break.

  • Alkhan

    This is going to be talked about nonstop for the next 2-3 years. By then they’ll have a teaser trailer for people to talk about for the next 2 years after that.

  • Zackasaur

    Oh shit.

  • InsaneChronos

    So Valve CAN count to 3…

  • DesmaX



  • EX+

    Control yourselves people. NOW! Do as Sal said! Lol.
    Now, I’m just wondering: Would any of you guys be very mad if this was a Steam Machine exclusive?

    • DesmaX

      I would expect some kind of SteamOS bonus, but not an exclusive

  • MrKappa

    Valve + Trademark + Europe = 3 words… Half Life 3 confirmed?

    • 罪罰

      It’s a trap.

  • TheFoolArcana
    • 罪罰


      • TheFoolArcana


  • jujubee88

    The Last Guardian confirmed! D:

    edit: Shenmu 3 confirmed, also!!!!!!

    • EvE

      all exclusive for The Dreamcast 2

      • jujubee88

        Even TLG? lol

    • artemisthemp

      You forgot Crash Bandicoot: The Return

  • King-Podigy-X

    Its fake, don’t yall know Valve can’t count to 3.

  • Zancrow

    NeoGAF is down.
    Just because of this? xD

    • DesmaX

      wow, it’s really down.

      No wonders, when HL³ is oficially announced, every website on the internet will crash

      • $18114340


    • Sal Romano

      Someone linked to it on r/games and it made the front page of Reddit.

      • Zancrow

        No wonder then.

  • Azure

    Valve trademarks Half-Life 3?..

    Half-Life 3 confirmed.

  • gerald

    Trademarks don’t necessarily mean anything is coming soon.
    If anything, the timing of this looks like a deliberate distraction from the disappointment of their last “big announcements”.

  • ExTrooperBrenTurner

    I want to believe.

  • kiri25

    You know reading this makes me wonder what would be larger announcement, half-life 3 or final fantasy 7 remake?

    Both having been asked for years and despite the potential for great profits neither company seem interested in delivering either game.

    Anyway guess I’m just curious what ppl here would think is a larger deal half-life 3 and or ffvii remake.

    • MattRix

      let’s see: a remake of a 16 year old game that’s already had a bajillion sequels, or an actual new game that finally closes off a cliffhanger’d trilogy? that’s a tough one ;)