Uh oh, crazy season might be on us again. Valve have a habit of running long-term ARG (alternative reality games) leading up to the reveal of their new titles – the most recent one was the rather brilliant Portal 2 ARG – and it looks like they might, might, be starting another one. For Half Life 3.
The image above is a screenshot taken from new Team Fortress 2-themed DLC for Surgery Simulator. It shows something new in the game, a note attached to the bottom of something with strange markings on.
Those markings including what appears to be a representation of our Solar System, six letters in classic Hangman style, and – of course – a question mark. It’s accompanied by some Korean writing which says “the time is”. Internet sleuths have been digging around since last night, but so far no massive breakthroughs.
Half Life 3 is easily one of the industry’s most anticipated games, even though it’s still not officially revealed, mentioned or even hinted at.