Sorry for another HL3 question so soon after the last one (more to come though, I’m afraid) but I saw something on the Steam Greenlight page that starting me thinking about this.
Fans of other franchises, although I don’t know of any gaming ones, have continued the stories when the originators didn’t seem to be interested. Star Wars and Star Trek are the ones that come to mind, but there might be others.
It’s probably happened with fiction too and I don’t just mean fan-written stuff, I mean actual ends to series that were never finished or poorly finished.
Now, I don’t for a minute think Valve would announce they are not making another HL game, BUT if they did, would the community be able to come together and actually finish the series. Persoanlly, I don’t think so, it would start off great, but then splinter into rival groups, each claiming they had the “right” to the title of “Official Community Project”.
To be honest, I’m surprised there hasn’t been at least one serious attempt to do it already.
I’d like to hear you thoughts on the matter, so feel free to post a comment.