Valve’s Doug Lombardi recently said in a Half-Life Radio interview that Half-Life 2 is nearly finished. This news merely supporting word from Valve that they are in the final bug eliminating stages with the game.According to recent conversations we’ve had with Valve’s Doug Lombardi, Half-Life 2 will be passed on to publisher Vivendi for final mastering and duplication within days for it’s early August target. The official appearance will make store shelves sometime in mid to late September.Please keep in mind this information has not been officially announced by Valve and could be subject to change.
If this is indeed true, then the current rumor that HL2 may be coming out in September might hold true. Counter-Strike: Source beta is starting officially August 5th, it should go on for one week, then there’s the final bug elimination stage, and then HL2 going gold.