Development on Half-Life 3 is underway and Left 4 Dead 3 “looks great”, says Counter-Strike co-creator Minh Le.

In an interview with Twitch channel goRGNtv (see 33m55s in), Le said he wasn’t sure if he could talk about the oft-rumoured games, right before he went ahead and talked about oft-rumoured games.

Regarding Half-Life 3 he said, “There’s like a laser sight on my head right now!”

“I don’t think I can talk about that, to be honest, but I think it’s kind of public knowledge, that people know that it is being worked on. And so if I were to say that yeah, I’ve seen some images, like some concept art of it, that wouldn’t be big news to be honest.

“But yeah, I mean like I guess I could say that I did see something that looked kinda like in the Half-Life universe. And I mean it wouldn’t surprise anyone if I said they’re doing it, they’re working on it, yeah. So to go on a limb I’d say I did see some concept art for Half-Life 3,” Le added.

“Somebody’s knocking on my door right now!” he later said. “Hopefully that doesn’t get out. It seems like old news by now, I think everybody knows it’s being worked on.”

Le then implied that Left 4 Dead 3 was much further into development.

“I saw it, it looks great,” he said.

“I was really excited when I saw that, I was like ‘wow, this looks great’. Because I really enjoyed Left 4 Dead, it was just one of those games that really just changed the industry.

“I think at the time there wasn’t many good co-op games, so yeah, this is a great co-op game.”

A photo taken on a tour of Valve’s studio last August appeared to confirm that the company had begun work on Left 4 Dead 3, and that it was being built on a new engine. Meanwhile, you can't walk two feet in any direction on the Internet without stumbling upon Half-Life 3 rumours.