|The theft of part of its source code has delayed until April 2004 the launch of "Half Life II," the hotly anticipated alien-hunting game of Vivendi Universal Games, a company official said.
"A third of the source code was stolen," VU Games president of international operations Christophe Ramboz told daily Les Echos in its Tuesday edition. "It's serious because it forces us to delay the launch of the game by at least four months, that is to April 2004. Just the time to rewrite parts of the game
Nothing official from Valve as of yet, but I would expect to hear something soon as it is now almost 9am on the Coast. We are getting some off-the-record comments this morning that the report below by Reuters may not be accurate for USA distribution. Contacts in the USA are reporting things contrary to the article. I would suggest that we all wait for the official word from Valve on all of this. So let’s all uncurl our panties while we wait for what Gabe Newell has to say.
By the way I heard rumours today that a working beta version of Half Life 2 has leaked today. I think Valve is crying now...
Source : [H]ardOCP
UPDATE : HalflifeSource writes:
We received an email from Mike Thompson who says he works for Vivendi Universal and writes:
quote: delay is not confirmed...