During a recent interview given to Game Watcher.com, Matthew Karch, CEO, and co-founder of Saber Interactive revealed that the company authoring the successful World War Z tried to convince Valve to entrust them with the task of making the remake of the timeless Half-Life 2.
“After finishing the work on Halo Anniversary and Halo 2 Anniversary, part of the Master Chief Collection, I personally contacted Gabe Newell, because I had the opportunity to meet him in the past, and I told him of my desire to create a remake of Half-Life 2″, were Karch’s statements. “That’s all I want to do. You won’t have to pay me anything. I’ll do it only for the division of profits, and it won’t even be a big chunk of earnings. I want to do it simply because I love that game so much.“
Unfortunately, Valve, for several years now stagnating in the development of video games (excluding the Artifact flop), has thus briefly responded to the proposal: “We are sorry, if we ever do, we will work internally”.
The story left Karch bitter, unable to find an answer to the prolonged absence of a series that forever changed the history of shooters: ” Gordon Freeman is as iconic as Master Chief is . Where is he?”.
It is not the first time that Saber Interactive has been in contact with external companies with the hope of making such collaborations: in the past, for example, the authors of World War Z proposed to Bend Studio an online multiplayer mode of Days Gone, but also in this case the offer was declined by Sony.