Sorry, if this seemed like I'm self-promoting, just for ease, I've attached the entire text here but we also have a few images of tweets in the post.
We stumbled across a few interesting tweets today from GDC that fired up the Pixel Enemy rumour mill. David Goldfarb, lead designer on Battlefield 3, tweeted that he saw some “nice things” after a meeting with Valve. Almost immediately, Mojang’s Marcus Persson jumped on the tweet asking, “hl3 confirmed?’, so which Goldfarb replied, “my silence must be interpreted as silence…” @notch pushed it just a little further saying, “Reply to this tweet if hl3 is confirmed.” Goldfarb replied, “I will show my answer with some interpretive dance. Look closely.”
Around the same time, Interceptor Entertainment’s Dave Oshry tweeted, “Just got out of a meeting with Valve that was single-handedly worth the trip out here. You guys are gonna love me for this. #SOON #GDC”.
Now, we know our brains are mathematical by nature, and tend to look for patterns in everything. We all want these to indicate Half Life 3 or even Episode 3 is on the way, but without much to go on, we’re left conjecture, imagination and whole lotta wishing. We know something is coming, but no idea what or when.
What do you think? Could this be an indication of Half Life 3? Episode 3? Some hardware announcement? New IP? Or for Steambox?
We’ve reached out to Valve to get an official statement, and will update the post once they’ve replied.
So, Half-Life 3, Steambox or something else?
UPDATE: Dave Oshry, marketing man for Interceptor, and one of the people we know has seen what this "Valve thing" is tweeted this recently:
In light of recent rumors and speculation, later today I will make an official statement about what I saw yesterday with Valve at GDC.
I would have said something sooner, but I need time to prepare said statement and have been quite busy. Stay tuned.