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Half-Life 3 is reportedly in development (representational photo).valvesoftware.com

Half-Life 3 is back in news with a glimmer of hope that an announcement on it might be made by Valve at Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco at 3pm on 3 March.

Valve is reported to be holding "Physics for Game Programmers: Physics Optimization Strategies" being hosted by Sergiy Migdalskiy, programmer at Valve. IBTimes UK reports that Valve could make some sort of a reveal during this event or it might announce it as part of the talk during the GDC sessions.

The last of the Half-Life game we saw was Half-Life 2: Episode 2 that was seven years back. And since then, players have been waiting for some information or news on the next Half-Life.

There have been numerous instances of rumours and teases being made on Half-Life 3 taking the game into mythical heights when it comes to being confirmed by any gaming website. But to be hopeful, it is not a crime.

There was a breakthrough in video game physics after the release of Half-Life 2 due to Valve's work with regards to the Source engine. Though we can believe that Half-Life news might not necessarily be part of this discussion, will it not be boring without them speaking about it?

So if Valve does not announce Half-Life 3 they might have something to say about Portal 3, Left 4 Dead 3 and Team Fortress 3 instead.