Half-Life 2 Gets an Unexpected Update!
Half-Life 2 is getting an update? We’ve been all expecting news about Half-Life 3 but it seems that Valve keeps making unexpected updates lately. On one side Valve has polished Steam’s games library, making it look more modern and shiny, and on the other side they made it impossible for any indie games developer to be successfull on their platform. And now they are working on Half-Life, not a new release but the old ones.
Valve has launched the biggest update for Half-Life 2 since the launch of the game. Namely, the fact that for five years, since Valve has changed part of the engine of Half-Life 2, NPCs are no longer blinking.
We know, it's shocking, so shocking that you probably haven't even noticed it, but we assure you that the characters in the game haven't been blinking for five years. But this update fixes this in both the basic game and all the other sequences and variants made with the Source engine.
The update also fixes a few things, such as missing sounds, SteamVR issues, and slow save games issues. But blinking is the important part.
Could this be a hidden sign that Valve is preparing for the announcement of Half-Life 3? Maybe the flashing NPCs now send a message in Morse code that will tell you exactly the date of the game's launch. Maybe someone at the company noticed it was an engine problem and decided to fix it when it didn't have something better to do. Maybe everything is a conspiracy and Valve, in fact, does not even exist, everything is a conspiracy. Maybe Epic Games is to blame because we don't have Half-Life 3 yet, or maybe there is nothing and Valve is just making everyone angry with small fixes on an old game that we all love.