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Tokarev
04-11-2005, 06:47 AM
It's official: Half-Life 2 expanding (http://www.gamespot.com/pc/action/halflife2/news_6121909.html)

Valve rep confirms that Gordon Freeman and cohorts are coming back in Half-Life 2: Aftermath.

PC Gamers rejoice--Half-Life 2 is getting its first expansion. Valve Software has confirmed that Half-Life 2: Aftermath is in the works, and will make an official announcement with details on the game in the coming weeks.
According to an article on Eurogamer.net, Valve employees Robin Harper and Marc Laidlaw spoke with PC Gamer UK about the forthcoming Aftermath.

Apparently, Valve is working on the expansion rather than doling out the development to another studio, like it did with Half-Life expansions Blue Shift and Opposing Force, both developed by Gearbox Software.

"Right now, we're really, really good at making Half-Life 2," Harper admits.

The specifics of the game are still very unclear. It is known that hero Gordon Freeman's sultry sidekick, Alyx, will play a large part in the add-on, but in what context is anyone's guess. Whether she will be a playable character, as previously rumored, is unknown.

The expansion will take place immediately after the conclusion of Half-Life 2 and will see Freeman and Alyx fleeing from City 17 and its impending destruction. "You and Alyx are leading the flight from the city getting up close and personal with some of the creatures and sights from the end of the game," says Laidlaw.

Valve failed to mention any release dates or game-specific information in the interview.

And I just finished the game at last too..

jebbers
04-11-2005, 07:22 AM
Half-Life 2 was very easy for me to finish and short too. I'll admit that I got stuck at some points. But it was a very good game with excellent graphics and physics.

As for the expansion, I can't wait to see it!

abespam
04-11-2005, 08:55 AM
can't wait.. the HL2 really annoyed me, it was way to abrupt and it felt like it was already leading onto HL3. Turns out it was just the expansion.

Im not getting my hopes up this early though, considering how long it took to release HL2...

Alegis
04-11-2005, 10:44 AM
Wait aint he
frozen again whatever; in the end? I (unlike many others) liked the ending

Good news indeed

RpTheHotrod
04-12-2005, 04:54 PM
yay! Can't wait!

legameboy
04-12-2005, 05:00 PM
Awesome! I hope it's released to retail though, that's my only worry. Other than that, I can't wait!

jokemaster
04-12-2005, 11:38 PM
SWEEET

notice the three e's I never misspell, that's how excited I am.

Tokarev
04-13-2005, 03:14 AM
I could only hope for new gameplay elements, but I'll just get the standard shoot them up gameplay..

Dagobahn Eagle
04-13-2005, 05:54 AM
Anyone seen the Empires mod?
www.empiresmod.com.

Mixes RTS and FPS.