HL3 References In Dota 2 Are Raising Eyebrows
Written by Michael Larabel in Valve on 10 October 2015 at 08:09 AM EDT. 29 Comments
VALVE --
SteamDB has revealed some new references to Half-Life 3 content within today's Dota 2 game update.

Most evident is "hl3.txt", which is a file defining some game assets while there are also some other new game definition files. Some of the definitions do differ with Source 2 and there's also some VR-related definitions.

There's more commentary about these new "HL3" files over at the Valve Time Forums.

Unfortunately I don't have any other information to add or any hints from my Valve contacts, but wouldn't be surprising if Half Life 3 is finally getting closer to reality now that the Source 2 Engine is coming along, Vulkan is almost done, and Steam Machines will be shipping soon along with the Steam Controller. What's your thoughts? Let us know in the forums.
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