A Steam group going by the name “A Call for Communication” is staging a massive community play session of Half-Life 2 to hopefully convince Valve to release information or, at the very least, a confirmation of Half Life 3 (or Episode 3). The group is over 29,000 strong and will launch their plea with a half-hour simultaneous play this Saturday at 11:00 am PST.
“Instead of focusing efforts in a negative and disrespectful way, we have decided to gain Valve’s attention by delivering a basic message: Your oldest and longest running fanbase would like better communication.”
The group hopes that by putting Half-Life back in the spotlight, they can compel Valve to do the same with some information on Half-Life 3. Of course, the intent of the event is not to insist the development team speed up any part of the game’s production:
This message is in no way, shape or form attempting to rush the development of the Half-Life series; in fact, most members agree that Valve should take the time needed to deliver a complete and polished product.
While forming a digital rally may seem a tad dramatic, a simple half-hour of playtime seems like a honest, fun ploy to remember how incredible Half-Life 2 is. Maybe the collective nostalgia will be enough fuel to reveal a picture of Gabe Newell giving the thumbs-up.