Half-Life 3 trademarked

Valve remembers the number 3, for once.

ArsTechnica has discovered a European trademark for Half-Life 3. A proper follow-up to the Half-Life series has been long-awaited by fans, but a voice actor on the series most recently claimed it was no longer in development.

Trademarks aren't necessarily indicative of products that are coming out. They could simply be protecting the name. Internet sleuth Superannuation also points out that Valve actually never trademarked "Half-Life 2," a game that clearly exists. The highly-secretive company could simply be "trolling" fans, a follow-up tweet posits.

Sadly, that wouldn't surprise us much either.