On November 19, 2023, the legendary Half-Life turned 25. Gabe Newell, the co-founder of Valve, shared some background on its genesis. The iconic title was initially scheduled for release in 1997 but faced significant delays, leading to a one-year postponement. Newell emphasized the importance of delivering a complete product without shortcomings, stating that 'a postponement is just for a short period, but if a game is rubbish, it will be so forever.' Valve aimed to offer players a complete product from launch day, and the rest is history.