It's no secret that HL2 has been in development for some time now, but it is now (finally) that we'll start to see what Valve have been doing with their new engine and highly anticipated sequel. Rumour has it that the game will be hitting store shelves even sooner than expected, estimates of 6-8 months have been made (keep in mind this is Valve, that could easily double... or triple).
The project's NDA will be lifted on the 28th of this month, with a number of magazines around the globe already preparing to publish their exclusive news, information, previews and interviews on the upcoming game in next months editions.
Unsuprisingly, Half-Life 2 is expected to be shown off at the next E3 (which is right around the corner), Valve have definately planned their schedule right.
For those of you wanting to work up your excitment even further, feel free to check out these teasers... EDGE Magazine
& PC Zone
! Personally I'm going to be very interested to see how long it takes them to push out TF2 & CS2 after HL2's release, and if Valve will be actively supporting the development team behind DoD (who will shortly have their mod released as a retail Half-Life mutliplayer expansion) if they are considering a port to the new engine.
- A new foreign magazine cover (PC Gameplay) has been scanned, featuring Freeman with a female companion
- A brief official statement was just announced by Valve's Doug Lombardi confirming the rumour surrounding HL2's appearance at this years E3...
Half-Life 2 will be shown at this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo.