An undoubtedly completely innocent tech mishap has seemingly named a number of Valve developers currently working on Half-Life 3.
As posted on Reddit, Valve's internal User Picker software became available to the public briefly last night – just long enough, it transpires, for sleuths to extract from it a list of 46 staffers assigned to a project listed as ‘Half-Life 3'.
A further ten names were assigned to ‘Half-Life 3 Core'.
Last month Valve voice actor John Patrick Lowrie – husband of GLaD0S voice actress Ellen McLain – claimed that Half-Life 3 is not currently in active development.
But with Valve having recently announced its impending entry into the living room gaming scene a quick reminder of its massively important owned IP is no bad thing, right?