Half-Life 2 is one of the greatest games of all time, and it’s something that we’re probably never going to see get the current-gen treatment thanks to Valve.
According to reports, the studio behind the recently-released sleeper hit, World War Z, reached out to Valve in the hopes of remaking Half-Life 2, only to be turned down.
Saber Interactive, whose World War Z launched earlier this year, was keen to be gifted the rights to work on the Valve title, with CEO Matthew Karch being a huge fan of the game.
Speaking to GameWatcher, Karch said: “After we did Halo Anniversary and Halo 2 Anniversary, as part of the Master Chief Collection, I reached out to Gabe Newell personally, because I knew him from a past life, and I said I want to remake Half-Life 2,
“That’s all I want to do. I won’t charge you anything for it. I’ll do it for rev-share and doesn’t even need to be a big rev-share. I just really want to do because I love that game so much.'”
Unfortunately, Valve was quick to turn down the generous offer, reportedly saying “Sorry, if we’re going to do it, we’re going to do it internally.”
Which…makes sense, I suppose.
Karch went on to ask GameWatcher the question we’ve all been asking for years: “Where’s Half-Life?Half-Life was the game that made Valve. Before Left 4 Dead, there was Half-Life, which needs to be remade in my opinion, because I think we’re scratching that itch with World War Z on the Left 4 Dead side.
“I think other developers are going to come and do similar types of things. But Gordon Freeman, man, he’s as iconic as Master Chief. Where is it?”
Yeah, Valve! Where is it?!
Although it’s pretty sensible for Valve to keep its infamous IP to itself, it doesn’t make sense unless there’s plans for the company to revive the series in one way or another…here’s hoping!
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