Half-Life silence avoids 'twists and turns' at Valve

Fans have been waiting years for the next Half-Life installment, be it the rumored Half-Life 3 or even just Half-Life 2: Episode Three. Valve hasn't been very forthcoming with sequel plans, but studio boss Gabe Newell has at least opened up on a reason for all the silence.

Using "Ricochet 2" as a cheeky wink and a nudge in Half-Life's direction, Gabe Newell explained to Seven Day Cooldown (via PC Gamer) that the studio's lack of information is to keep from jerking us around. No, really.

"We'd like to be super transparent about the future of Ricochet 2," Newell said, "but the problem is that the twists and turns that we're going through would probably drive people more crazy than being silent about it until we can be very crisp about what's happening." He says the studio has run into problems in the past when it talked about things "too far in advance."

On the bright side, Newell does claim that "everyone who's working on Ricochet 2 continues to work on Ricochet 2." Wink wink.