I promise this article contains zero references to Half-Life 3.

Valve May Secretly Be Working On A New Game

It’s believed that Valve is currently working on an unannounced project, thanks to some cryptic nods and references recently uncovered by fans.

As reported by PCGamer, recent updates to already-existing Valve games seem to keep referencing something to do with “Citadel,” leading to speculation that this could potentially be the work-in-progress title for a new Valve-led game.

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In a video which you can watch below, Valve News Network’s Tyler McVicker explains the discovery, which came about via the community thanks to a low-level Dota 2 engine update recently added to the game.

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In the video’s description, McVicker writes: “Today on Valve News Network, in a low-level engine update to DOTA 2, strings related to HLVR, Source 2 Updates and a new Source 2 project code-named Citadel have leaked. Here is a summary of some of what was found.”

Interestingly, McVicker adds: “There was much more found; however, this video is touching on the game-specific leaks found. If you want another Source 2 leak video, let me know. “

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In the video, McVicker explains how “Citadel” seemingly referred to a yet-to-be-confirmed Half-Life VR project which has previously been teased by Valve, but is now believed to be a separate project entirely.

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It’s believed that the mystery project “has a lot of things related to stealth, AI pathfinding, and a top-view minimap.”

In the comments section, one user jokes: “Valve is trying to avoiding making Half Life 3 so much that they’re literally making a Metal Gear game instead of a Half Life game it seems.”

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Another says: “CITADEL… the hl2 vr card game.” Please no.

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If “Citadel” is actually an unannounced project, we can’t wait to see what Valve has up its sleeves. Could we finally be getting Half-Lif- – erm – that game that people always want but never happens?

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