Half Life 3 poster spotted at Gamescom but there’s a outrageous reason for it

A sequel to Valve’s Half-Life 2 is now embedded in the deep hollows of gaming mythology. The list of “leaks” involving the reveal of Half-Life 3 seems to never end. Will it ever return to our desks and screens? Does it really even exist? Well there’s definitely a poster of it at Gamescom right now. However, it’s probably not exactly what you were hoping for. Check it out below.

Source: Eurogamer.net

Source: Eurogamer.net

The large poster, which was spotted by members of the games media at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany, stands tall in bold and blazing orange. It’s very eye-catching, indeed. It stands next to other big titles such as Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs 2 and EA’s Titanfall. However, both of those games are a little different in comparison to the Half-Life poster; They’re real, while Half-Life 3 is not.

Somebody cleverly created the poster to be a bit of fun instead of promoting a real game. It has been paid for by a media company who wished to inject a little humour into the proceedings at Gamescom. What the poster actually states – translated from German – is “Half-Life: 3 Editors who Played it Back Then.” Very sneaky.

Source: community.us.playstation.com

Source: community.us.playstation.com

The advertisement seems to have been paid for by spieletipps and GIGA games. They certainly know how to amp up gamer’s anticipations and fan-fueled expectations (not to mention utter disappointment).

Source: segmentnext.com

Source: segmentnext.com

There’s been no real concrete evidence that Half-Life 3 has been in development. There’s more to suggest that Left for Dead 3 may actually be Valve’s current priority, but who knows? When the gaming heavens open up, something like Half-Life 3 is destined to drop to earth and into the hands of Valve’s fans.