One of the year's most anticipated action games is set for November 15 launch
Bellevue, WA. - October 25, 2005 - Valve, a leading entertainment software company, announced today that Half-Life® 2 for Xbox has gone gold and will ship to retail outlets around the world on November 15, 2005. Half-Life 2 has been called "the Xbox prospect of the year" by IGN.com and is one of the most highly anticipated video game releases of the year.
The follow up to one of the most critically acclaimed and best selling action games of all time, Half-Life 2 takes the suspense, challenge and visceral charge of the original, and adds startling new realism and responsiveness. Half-Life 2 opens the door to a world where the player's presence affects everything around him, from the physical environment to the behaviors - even the emotions - of both friends and enemies.
The intense, real-time gameplay of Half-Life 2 is made possible with Source™, Valve's proprietary engine technology. Valve Source provides major enhancements in:
- Digital Actors: Experience the most sophisticated in-game characters ever witnessed.
- Advanced AI: Friends and foes assess threats and fashion weapons from what is at hand.
- Stunning Graphics: Incredibly realistic environments and special effects.
- Physical Gameplay: Objects obey the laws of gravity, friction, and buoyancy.