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A leather suit was to be worn by Gordon Freeman in Half-Life 2.[1]


According to Marc Laidlaw, Gordon was to become an agent for a resistance force, possibly in the service of the G-Man, in one of the early incarnations of the sequel's storyline. Along with the other agents, he was to wear a black, leather stealth suit with various devices latched onto it. It would have replaced the Hazardous Environment Suit from the first game but still provide a user interface and a "more sinister" AI voice. Described as a torture suit or practically a straitjacket, the outfit was to resemble "something out of a Clive Barker film."[1][2][3]

The leather suit was cut along with its associated storyline after the developers realized the success of Half-Life, deciding then to keep the most iconic elements of the title such as the Crowbar and the HEV Suit.[3] The textures files for this version of the suit can be found in the Half-Life 2 leak in the folder for the viewmodel of the Flare Gun.


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  1. 1.0 1.1 Half-Life 2: Raising the Bar (uncorrected proof), page 204
  2. Interview with Marc Laidlaw on New Rising Media (November 23, 2012)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Marc Laidlaw on the black, leather suit (September 17, 2015)