Compared to DOTA 2, CS GO and even Left 4 Dead 2, you could say Half Life isn’t worth valve’s time and isn’t profitable.
Half Life is nowhere near as profitable and has an extremely short lifespan due to it being single player. Single Player is becoming a niche market aswell.
Valve has a reason for not wanting to create another Half Life and if you guys want to believe its still somehow profitable for them, in their eyes then go ahead but you will be extremely disappointed because this year makes it a decade since Half Life 2 was released. Valve simply sold it out in “episodes” rather than expansion packs or simply including all episodes in the same game from the start which it should have been.
So the reality is the last Half Life game is more than a decade old.
The money CS GO and DOTA 2 generates is insane compared to Half Life, why would valve bother making it anymore? they abandoned it a long time ago for good reasons.
Yes I am a fan of Half Life but I would much much rather see a Left 4 Dead 3. For example I have 2000 hours in L4D2 and my brother has 5000 Hours and counting. As opposed to maybe 20 or so hours in Half Life 2. I could see half life 3 surviving with steam workshop though. Maybe Paid Mods aswell.
Paid mods was the best thing that could happen to Single Player games, and would encourage all companies to provide modding tools and would no longer require a company to make quality expansions or DLC, the community would provide professional work for a fee and Half Life 3 would have been a reality because it would be profitable in the long run.
But a bunch of kids cried about paid mods in skyrim and valve didn’t bother with the idea.