Gabe Newell Wants to Scare Players

Gabe Newell wants the Half-life series to expand its “emotional palette”. It seems that the ending of EP2 might just be the tip of the ice berg.

Newell told Edge Issue 213 that the series also had to broaden its “emotional palette”.

When asked if the Half-Life series deliberately matured with its audience as part of a special look at the franchise, Newell replied:

“That isn’t something we think about except as part of each project needing to respect the fact that simply repeating the past isn’t going to have the same impact now as it did then.

“I feel like we’ve gotten away from genuinely scaring the player more than I’d like, and it’s something we need to think about, in addition to broadening the emotional palette we can draw on.”