Things were going so well. In recent months, the hopes of Half-Life fans rose a little bit thanks to what appeared to be (if you squinted REAL hard, that is) a mounting silent campaign by Valve that was apparently leading up to the long-awaited Half-Life 3 reveal. Well. It turns out that we've all been punk'd.
Half-Life and Left 4 Dead writer Chet Faliszek beats fan hopes senseless with his crowbar made of words in a new Steam forums post (via Kotaku). I've put the full text of the message after the jump, but his first four words on the subject really tell the whole tale: "You are being trolled."
You are being trolled.
There is no ARG.
Wheatley's speech was set in Portal 2 fiction - that is all.
There has been no directive from Gabe to leak anything. That is all false.
I just want to say this so there is no confusion. This is the community trolling the community nothing more. While it is nice to see people excited about anything HL, I hate seeing people be trolled like this.
Source: Steam forums