A Half-Life 2 Remake Was Pitched By World War Z’s Saber Interactive
The non-existent Half-Life 3 has been the butt of many jokes for quite some time now, with the title seemingly having been dead in the water for years despite continued teasing by Valve. While we may never see the end of Gordon Freeman’s story, the iconic Half-Life 2 still has plenty of life left in it, with a new report coming in revealing that a developer once offered to remake the game for free…and Valve declined.
The news comes by way of Saber Interactive CEO Matthew Karch, who recently sat down with the folks over at Game Watcher. According to Karch, he actually reached out to Gabe Newell personally to offer his services to Valve, though Newell’s response was less than idea. “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,” Karch said.
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 [it] because I love that game so much.”
Unfortunately, Newell declined the offer, though not without reason. According to the Valve CEO, if the decision is ever made to do a remake of Half-Life 2, it will be developed internally. This of course hasn’t prevented Valve from allowing the first Half-Life to be remade, though it was in the form of the popular Black Mesa mod. Still something is better than nothing, and if Valve allows it then we may see a similar treatment being given to Half-Life 2. At least somebody will be doing something with the series.
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