Although valve intentionally keeps the date of half life series vague, many beleive, in the wake of portal series, half life is set in 1998 (the same year the game was released)
Other debates include half life being set in 2003, due to a page in Raising the bar showing Marc Laidlaw’s draft despicting half life to take place in “March 31 2003”
although many rectons were made (where instead of march 7, gordon’s journey starts at May 7) Its probable half life 1 takes place in 2003 (5 years “in the future” from the game’s original release)
taking into account that hl1 is set in 2003, that would made hl2 take place in May 2023 (assuming gordon was in stasis for exactly 20 years time)
what do you guys think of the setting of half life?
is 2003 believeable?
would it be cool if the mod acknowledged the year setting in some easter egg or scientist diologue?