Half-Life 2: Episode 4 Footage Surfaces Online | CBR – CBR – Comic Book Resources


A trailer for a documentary series on video game developer Arkane Studios unveils footage from the long-since cancelled Half-Life 2: episode 4.


While Valve has finally released its first Half-Life title in thirteen years with Half-Life: Alyx, a new documentary provides a look at a previously planned game that never was: Half-Life 2: episode 4.

The video game documentary team Noclip has produced a new series examining Arkane Studios, the developer that worked alongside Valve on the planned title before its eventual cancellation approximately a decade ago. A trailer for the documentary briefly shows the player character battling enemies in darkened hallways with the franchise’s signature weapons.

Half-Life 2: episode 4 was reportedly planned as a side story that explored the fallout from the original trilogy of episodes spinning out of the 2004 game. While episode 3 was announced by Valve in 2007, the game was never released, while the unannounced episode 4 was cancelled entirely.

In the meantime, Half-Life: Alyx brings players to events five years before the start of Half-Life 2. The game is released for Microsoft and Linux VR platforms, and follows the eponymous character who appeared in both episode 1 and episode 2.

The crowdfunded documentary The (Untold) History of Arkane Studios is produced by Noclip and premieres online next week.

(via Games Radar)


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