Recently erected EB Games and Gamestop listings of Half-Life 2
for Xbox 360 have ignited rumors that Valve's acclaimed sequel is again headed to a Microsoft console. Despite a somewhat stripped-down version of the game being released for Xbox last November, an Xbox 360 version would presumably include added features akin to the upcoming PC 'Platinum
' edition (also scheduled for February 2007), which is said to contain Half-Life 2: Deathmatch
, Counter-Strike: Source
, and Day of Defeat: Source
. In addition, Valve could use the Xbox Live service to deliver the long awaited expansion episodes*, just as we speculated
back in April.
In responding to the listings, Valve would not confirm the project, stating, "We've only announced development for 360. No specific titles to reveal just yet, but folks can expect to hear more before the end of this year."
*See: Half-Life 2: Episode 1 set for June release
; Half-Life 2: Episodes Two and Three confirmed