“We undoubtedly have video games in growth that we’ll be saying — it is enjoyable to ship video games,” Newell mentioned when requested about future video games popping out of Valve. Valve has developed – and subsequently cancelled – a lot of games in the past (together with a number of variations of Half-Life 3). The truth that Newell particularly says these new video games can be introduced suggests a shift from the corporate’s current historical past of being reticent to launch new software program.Newell additionally spoke concerning the course of of making Half-Life: Alyx, and Valve’s return to single-player: “Alyx was nice — to be again doing single-player video games, that created plenty of momentum inside the corporate to do extra of that.”
Newell’s feedback additionally counsel that the studio is energised and eager to work on extra single-player titles, which is smart contemplating the plot of Half-Life: Alyx. It implies that we may even see extra of Gordon Freeman (or hell, perhaps even Chell?) sooner or later. That tallies along with his Half-Life: Alyx’s builders’ feedback after the sport arrived, with multiple telling IGN that the team wanted to work on more Half-Life games now that Alyx was full.
Famously, Valve revealed Half-Life: Alyx in November 2019 after which launched it in March of 2020. Newell’s rationalization that Valve is “going to be saying” these video games might counsel that we might even hear about them quickly. In much less optimistic Valve information, The European Fee just lately issued the company with a fine over alleged “geo-blocking”.
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