A new Half-Life game is in the works at Valve, according to a number of rumours, reports, and leaks. Time will tell. But Valve has said that it has three VR games in development, so we can still cross our fingers that a proper Half-Life is coming. In the meantime, we'll find out more about Half-Life: Alyx this week when Valve reveals its new VR game this Thursday (November 21) at 10 a.m.
Also, the name Half-Life: Alyx makes it abundantly clear that Valve's upcoming VR game will be centred around Alyx Vance.
Valve has spent almost a decade perfecting indifference to everything that's expected of it as a game developer. Gamers without expensive VR equipment may be hoping for a full Half-Life subsidiary they can play on their current consoles.More news: BBC Dad Returns To TV With His Kids To Talk About Coronavirus
Operation Shattered Web also features new end-of-match accolades that highlight a player's performance, with Valve saying that "sometimes it is nice to know you threw the most effective nades".
But it's verified, and the tweet has been retweeted by a few Valve folks, so we're confident it's legit: A new communications channel for a "new" kind of Valve, maybe.
Valve Software has finally created an official Twitter account and its first tweet is an announcement of Half-Life: Alyx, a virtual reality game that will be based on the popular Half-Life video game franchise. The furhter announcement of the game should be later made on Thursday, possibly including whether a rumored March 2020 release date. The game sounds like it's built from the ground up for VR, and games specifically designed for virtual reality headsets and hand-tracking controllers rarely translate well to traditional control schemes.More news: USA troops possibly heading to Canadian border amid COVID-19 fears
PC Gamer followed these rumors with claims that a new leaked transcript stated the supposed Half-Life: Alyx game would be revealed at The Video Game Awards on December 12, but the linked interview has since been deleted, so facts are still rather cloudy on the matter.
The Half-Life series is getting a new installment. Portal 2 (2011) is the most recent singleplayer-focused title from Valve.
"I mean, we're very excited about this, but you know, until we ship, you never know". As for why it's taken the VR route, the unnamed person stated, "I mean, we would love to be delivering a version of this that you could play with a mouse and keyboard".More news: Pistons' Christian Wood fully recovered from coronavirus