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Elon Musk 2018: Twitter ‘Fortnite’ Feud, Revives Hope For ‘Half-Life 3’

Elon Musk.Steve Jurvetson/Flickr

Elon Musk recently retweeted an article that featured a fake story about him buying ‘Fortnite’ and then shutting it down. This resulted in a social media circus, with users getting in on the action. In response, the developers of the game fought back by throwing shade at the Tesla CEO. This resulted in a short-lived Twitter feud, which was followed-up by Elon Musk giving ‘Half-Life 3’ fans hope regarding its fate.

As the exchange of Tweets between Elon Musk and ‘Fortnite’ developers shows, this “feud” is actually more of a good-natured banter than anything else. It’s certainly clear that both parties can take a joke, with the tech billionaire not even batting an eye at the dig at his Mars colonization plans. Other Twitter users, on the other hand, had no problem trying to escalate the situation.

For now, it would appear that the developers are content to have Elon Musk have the last word in their little exchange. On that note, the tech innovator has found himself in trouble several times in the past due to his incessant Tweeting. This time, though, it seems that he is using his influence to bring hope to a greatly mistreated demographic: “Half-Life 3” hopefuls.

In another Tweet, Elon Musk replied to a user asking him to buy Valve so that he can make “Half-Life 3” happen. The Tesla CEO replied with “That’s next,” which can either be interpreted as a joke or a statement simply coming off as a joke. With Elon Musk, it can be difficult to tell the difference because he has said some crazy things in the past that he then made into a reality.

As for what “Half-Life 3” even is, it’s basically the third installment to a sci-fi first-person shooter that has since become an internet meme. The franchise was developed by Valve and fans have been waiting for it to be released for many years. Who knows, Elon Musk might actually make the game a reality.

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