Half-Life: Alyx – Valve didn’t expect its next game to be leaked. However, it happened, so they pulled out their B plan in case of emergency…
Yesterday, we wrote about how Valve could be planning to release a major VR title by the end of the year (and by year, they probably meant the fiscal year, which runs from April to April). A snippet of an interview also leaked to the public of the project, which got confirmed, so aside from the gameplay, story, and the like, we can’t guess much about the game: Gabe Newell and co do indeed work on Half-Life: Alyx, meaning they still tend to avoid number three, like how they do with Team Fortress, or Portal, to name a few examples that will likely never get a third numbered instalment.
„We’re excited to unveil Half-Life: Alyx, our flagship VR game, this Thursday at 10 am Pacific Time. Can’t wait to share it with all of you!”, Valve wrote on Twitter. That time is 6 PM in the UK, and 7 PM in Europe, so prepare for some dinner time announcement about the next Half-Life game.
Going by the image, the game will be available on SteamVR, so Steam’s previous comment about them not forgetting to develop games (which we might have discussed a few times before) is indeed a valid statement. Valve isn’t sitting on its profits from Steam, which might be a bit less now that Epic Games Store, the nearly one-year-old competitor, has taken a few exclusives away.
I mean we would love to be delivering a version of this that you could play with a mouse and a keyboard, but like as we said, it began as an exploration of VR. You can see their whole body– Respond to the situation. You know, panicking, dropping clips on the ground as they fumble their weapons ’cause a zombie’s in front of them, all these things, they’re just – it’s been really fun watching playtests,” quoting a part of the leaked interview snippet.
Let’s hope that this game won’t end up like Diablo: Immortal: making a game not available (by default) on PC, even though the series have always been a mainstay on it, making the fans rage.
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