Valve at one point was one of the most prominent game developers, but then spent the better part of a decade in silence on their end. We’ve not seen a new game from them in years but a tweet from Valve indicates a new game is coming but it’s coming as a VR title.
Last night, Valve took to Twitter and Flatout announced Half-Life: Alyx, a new flagship VR game set to be revealed this Thursday at 1:00 PM EST.
We’re excited to unveil Half-Life: Alyx, our flagship VR game, this Thursday at 10am Pacific Time.
Can’t wait to share it with all of you! pic.twitter.com/BupFCxSrTw
— Valve (@valvesoftware) November 18, 2019
There’s little else to go on about Alyx, but PCGamer has this description of the game but it’s pretty vague. “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.”
Also, Half-Life: Alyx is supposedly set to appear at The Game Awards on December 12, which corroborates with a transcript of Geoff Keighley speaking to someone and seemingly confirmed a March 2020 release for the VR game. When asked about whether this would launch for non-VR gamers, an employee at Valve says this: “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.”