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Dave the Rave Aug 11, 2013 @ 12:32pm
Why Doesn't Valve Make Third Insallments In Their Series'
We all know "Valve can't count to three." But why is that?
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Grand Admiral Traya (Sleeping) Aug 11, 2013 @ 12:34pm 
Well here is my theory, it seems these days games to go to ♥♥♥♥ after the therd game is made, I'm thinking that they do no want that to happen, besides, the fan made theroys are fun to watch.
P-Body <3 Aug 11, 2013 @ 12:46pm 
They ARE going to make a third installment in one of thier (did I get that right?)series. *happy dance* I hope it's a Portal 3.
Grand Admiral Traya (Sleeping) Aug 11, 2013 @ 12:48pm 
Originally posted by P-Body <3:
They ARE going to make a third installment in one of thier (did I get that right?)series. *happy dance* I hope it's a Portal 3.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12vHF6WC6z4
Dave the Rave Aug 11, 2013 @ 12:51pm 
I think its because Valve doesn't want there series' to overstay their welcome, or they just don't want to make a third installment in any of their series.'
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Will Aug 11, 2013 @ 5:43pm 
Originally posted by P-Body <3:
They ARE going to make a third installment in one of thier (did I get that right?)series. *happy dance* I hope it's a Portal 3.

PIcs or it didn't happen! (Though Portal 3 would be sweet!)
Mr. Crowley Aug 12, 2013 @ 12:42am 
From what I have seen, third series of mostly any genre ( games, movies, books), is hard to make. First series is like an experiment, as you can put anything, from many to little... stuff in it. Second series fixes up, gives new stuff, fills up holes and mostly is bigger than the first one. Thrid series.... there is hardly any holes fill and new ideas are hard to come.

Just look at L4D series, number 2 was great instalment, but it kinda fulfilled the game. So is portal 2.

I think they would want to make another series for this game but it has to be totaly new and that will take masive load of time.
Zesc7 Aug 12, 2013 @ 1:18am 
Maybe they can't count at 3... :)
Mr. Crowley Aug 12, 2013 @ 1:44am 
Maybe they will make Portal "three" which doesn't have a number, will that make the old joke go away?
sockpuppetcow Aug 12, 2013 @ 1:31pm 
Okay, that thing about things growing stale or not wanting third installments, false. Half-Life 2 Episode One was a third installment even though it didn't have the number three. And they are working on L4D3, a picture of an employee's screen was leaked, proving so. There's also going to be Source 2.
Dave the Rave Aug 12, 2013 @ 3:04pm 
Originally posted by sockpuppetcow:
Okay, that thing about things growing stale or not wanting third installments, false. Half-Life 2 Episode One was a third installment even though it didn't have the number three. And they are working on L4D3, a picture of an employee's screen was leaked, proving so. There's also going to be Source 2.
It was merely speculation but you do bring up a good point, and I actually forgot about Half-Life.

Speaking of Half-Life: Why wasn't Half-Life 2: Episodes One and Two called Half-Life 3: Episodes One and Two, like how Sonic 4 was.
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Agricola Aug 12, 2013 @ 4:43pm 
Games such as Half Life has the scope and flexability to continue with epic story lines,unique features and characters which just add to the awsomeness of the game and continue its success.. Unfortunately Portal does not have this scope and depth to continue in another brilliant release.

The only possibility is to have a Assasins creed style of cityscape being able to enter most buildings and having to do .. erm something to find something with a portal gun. It would be cool to travel huge distances though!

Lets face it, the whole point of Portal is the puzzle solving, the Workshop is in a way POrtal 3, especailly with the new messages from Cave.
AndrewDaFunk Aug 12, 2013 @ 9:50pm 
They did make a Portal 2 Soundtrack: Volume Three.
Gemarakup Aug 12, 2013 @ 10:06pm 
The reason Portal specifically didn't get up to 3 is because Valve didn't want posts saying "Valve learns to count to 3" and all the other reasons written here.
Minetuber Aug 12, 2013 @ 10:43pm 
JUST BE PATIENT!!!
How do you think the Gaben feels about everybody complaning about 3rd games, and saying Valve can't count to 3? Probably annoyed and offended!

SO SHUT UP ABOUT IT!!!
The Struggle Aug 12, 2013 @ 11:09pm 
Originally posted by AndrewTheShinobi:
They did make a Portal 2 Soundtrack: Volume Three.
LOL
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