Back in November last year, Valve made a surprise announcement in the form of a new Half-Life game called Alyx. This would be a VR exclusive game and would also be the latest installment in the Half-Life franchise in a very, very long time. Perhaps to help build the hype leading up to its launch, Valve has since made every Half-Life game free to play on Steam.
For many, many years now, gamers have been eagerly anticipating the announcement of Half-Life 3. Unfortunately, that has yet to happen, but it seems that Valve has decided to breathe some new life into the Half-Life franchise by officially announcing Half-Life: Alyx, the latest title to be part of the Half-Life universe.
If you’re one of the many, many gamers who have been wishing and hoping for Half-Life 3, you’re could be in luck, sort of. This is because Valve has officially announced a new Half-Life game, but unfortunately, it is not Half-Life 3 that we’ve all been waiting for. Instead, Valve has announced Half-Life: Alyx.
Valve’s Half-Life 3 is kind of like the unicorn of video games at the moment. This is because at this point in time, no one knows for sure if the company ever plans on releasing the title. However, if you’re one of the many gamers who have been hoping for good news, recent comments made by Valve’s Gabe Newell has renewed our hope for the game.
Half-Life is an FPS game that has a huge following. In fact thanks to its SDK, games such as Counter-Strike was created and Team Fortress Classic also got a remake using the Half-Life SDK, which in turn saw both titles spawn a variety of sequels and variations. However Half-Life 3 has been a no-show for the longest time ever, but it seems that Valve has been quietly working on it.
There are probably tons of fans of Valve’s games such as Portal and Half-Life. Those two franchises are pretty amazing as far as games are concerned, but could they also be just as good, if not better, if turned into a movie? The good news is that you will be able to find out in the future, according to a report from IGN.
Recently Valve released a piece of software that basically checks to see if your PC is capable of supporting the HTC Vive. Interestingly enough it seems that upon further digging, it has been discovered that the company might have made some references within the benchmarking tool to some future games.
Fans of games have no doubt a lot of ideas that they’d love to see made a reality, but sometimes developers or publishers have their own ideas, meaning that fans sometimes need to resort to the community to make it happen. Sometimes developers aren’t cool with it, and sometimes they are, like in the case of Half-Life: Opposing Force.
There’s a robust community out there that keeps a keen eye on the Steam Database to find out what new titles will be coming soon. Steam IDs and associated app names can often reveal valuable information about titles that might be released in the near future, you can imagine the delight of fans when they found out that Half-Life 3 has been listed in the Steam Database.
There are plenty of games that would be interesting to play in virtual reality, but we suppose what makes more sense would be first-person type of games. Now Valve and HTC have recently announced the HTC Vive virtual reality headset and revealing in a recent interview with Kotaku, it seems that Valve has experimented with Half-Life in virtual reality.According to Valve programmer Jeep Barnett, “We’ve said, ‘Let’s take some existing […]
Have you played Half-Life before? Now that was a game which certainly captured the imagination of the masses, although the weapons change speed were nowhere near that of Quake in a multiplayer frag fest. I personally liked the idea of this Russian Roulette style of play – by planting trip mines on spawn points, which could lead to many frags if you were lucky, or you could end up being […]