Valve programmer Jeep Barnett has dropped the biggest hint yet that the developer currently has an unannounced 360/PS3 game in the works, suggesting that the firm has "other stuff coming" for current generation platforms.
"We absolutely could do another game on the platforms that exist as they do now," said Barnett speaking exclusively to GamerZines last week, "not just with Portal, but in terms of other games that Valve is developing. I don’t think that’s something that would prevent us from making a game. We wouldn’t say we’re not going to ship this until the next generation comes out."
But besides Portal 2, the only game officially in development at Valve is the upcoming PC RTS Dota 2, with the company often refusing to acknowledge the existence of Half-Life 2: Episode Three, and the firm’s other project, The Crossing, put on hold back in 2009.
When pushed on whether the console game was a port of Dota 2 or a different game altogether, Barnett replied: "Dota 2 is PC only as far as I know… we’ve got other stuff coming."
We expect that "other stuff" may actually be the long-awaited Half Life 2: Episode Three, a game Barnett doesn’t expect to ship until after Dota 2′s release at the end of 2011.
"I think that Dota 2 is probably going to be our next game," he continued. "We don’t necessarily line things up in terms of, until this ships we cannot ship something else. Sometimes some things will cross paths. But as things look right now I think Dota 2 is our next game."
Looks like we’re still in for a bit of a wait for Episode 3, Freeman fans.
We’ll have our full interview with Jeep available on the site later in the week.
Portal 2 launches in the UK on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC on April 21st. Look out for our review in Issue 50 of P3Zine, available to download from the same day.
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