Half-Life: Opposing Force

Half-Life: Opposing Force

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Yuri On Edge Oct 1, 2017 @ 2:12pm
Why did Gearbox never make a sequel?
Why didn't Gearbox ever make a sequel to Opposing Force? They could have made an expansion or a standalone add-on to Half-Life 2 which focused on Shephard again because Valve would never bring him back as he was created by Gearbox to begin with.

It's such a shame because it would have been great to be Shephard in the HL2 timeline.
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Teabλg Johnson Oct 1, 2017 @ 2:14pm 
HL2 is horrible. It's more of a puzzle game than FPS to begin with. So it wouldn't come off good.
Yuri On Edge Oct 1, 2017 @ 2:15pm 
OF was more combat-oriented than the other HL games so there's no reason why a hypothetical OF2 wouldn't be.
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Teabλg Johnson Oct 1, 2017 @ 2:16pm 
Originally posted by Duck Tear Popper:
OF was more combat-oriented than the original HL so there's no reason why a hypothetical OF2 wouldn't be.
If Gearbox is gonna make OPFOR2 then it has to stick in the timeline, otherwise ratings are going to go down because of today's gaming community and the lack of "MUH FANFICS!!!"
Yuri On Edge Oct 1, 2017 @ 2:18pm 
Well of course it would fit in the HL2 timeline and what fanfics? Wouldn't bringing Adrian back be enough to make most fans happy?
Teabλg Johnson Oct 1, 2017 @ 2:19pm 
Originally posted by Duck Tear Popper:
Well of course it would fit in the HL2 timeline and what fanfics? Wouldn't bringing Adrian back be enough to make most fans happy?
Most gamers probably forgot about him anyways. How would it fit the storyline then? Where would Shephard come in?
Yuri On Edge Oct 1, 2017 @ 2:22pm 
The events of OpFor 2 wouldn't necessarily have to take place at the same time as HL2. Shephard only got to see a glimpse of Gordon back in OpFor. All Gearbox has to do is have the two never meet each other.

Gman could have gotten Shephard out of stasis and used him for a job different from Gordon's. It's really not that difficult to make his story fit in the HL2 timeline.
phillippi2 Oct 1, 2017 @ 6:47pm 
Valve owns all the relevant rights to develop anything under the Half-Life ip. Gearbox no longer has the license.

Also, Gabe Newell himself has said that Shepard will be returning in future games
Teabλg Johnson Oct 1, 2017 @ 6:47pm 
Originally posted by phillippi2:
Gabe Newell himself has said that Shepard will be returning in future games
Hahahahahahaha.
Yuri On Edge Oct 1, 2017 @ 10:15pm 
Originally posted by phillippi2:
Valve owns all the relevant rights to develop anything under the Half-Life ip. Gearbox no longer has the license.

Also, Gabe Newell himself has said that Shepard will be returning in future games
He also said that there would be a trilogy of HL2 episodes.
Avant Tarde Oct 2, 2017 @ 12:18pm 
Originally posted by Teabλg Johnson:
HL2 is horrible. It's more of a puzzle game than FPS to begin with. So it wouldn't come off good.

Wow, someone who actually agrees with me that HL2 is extremely underwhelming and overrated.
Hadi The Pikachu Oct 2, 2017 @ 3:52pm 
Originally posted by phillippi2:
Valve owns all the relevant rights to develop anything under the Half-Life ip. Gearbox no longer has the license.

Also, Gabe Newell himself has said that Shepard will be returning in future games
Really? So, that means he's cannon. Could you please provide a source?
Teabλg Johnson Oct 2, 2017 @ 4:25pm 
Originally posted by Ⓗⓐⓓⓘ:
Originally posted by phillippi2:
Valve owns all the relevant rights to develop anything under the Half-Life ip. Gearbox no longer has the license.

Also, Gabe Newell himself has said that Shepard will be returning in future games
Really? So, that means he's cannon. Could you please provide a source?
You can look up what he says, i can't bother doing it myself. But the wiki says that Opposing Force is canon, unless stated otherwise.
Teabλg Johnson Oct 2, 2017 @ 4:25pm 
Originally posted by Westenra:
Originally posted by Teabλg Johnson:
HL2 is horrible. It's more of a puzzle game than FPS to begin with. So it wouldn't come off good.

Wow, someone who actually agrees with me that HL2 is extremely underwhelming and overrated.
:)
Yuri On Edge Oct 2, 2017 @ 4:40pm 
To me Adrian Shephard is more badass than Alyx or Barney could ever hope to be.
Teabλg Johnson Oct 2, 2017 @ 4:43pm 
Originally posted by Duck Tear Popper:
To me Adrian Shephard is more badass than Alyx or Barney could ever hope to be.
Well to be fair he did accomplish far more than Alyx or Barney.
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