Rumors Valve finally developing Half-Life 3 have gotten to the point that every announcement from company is jokingly said to confirm that the game is company. The first concrete evidence that Half-Life 3 could be happening came Tuesday with with a trademark filing in Europe.
A Half-Life 3 trademark filing was found by a NeoGAF user who enjoys scouring patent applications at the European Union's Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market which is the European. The organization is the equivalent of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office however, a trademark has not been filed for the in the United States yet.
The trademark was submitted by patent and trademark firm Casalonga & Associés on behalf of Valve Corporation on Sept. 29, 2013.
Valve is currently pushing its new SteamOS, Steam Machines and Steam controller initiatives as a potential disruptor in the gaming marketplace. If it can pair the benefits of its gaming-centric Linux operating system with a blockbuster title like Half-Life 3, it will increase the acceptance of SteamOS by the gaming public.
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