We recently had the launch of Half-Life: Alyx, which besides being very probably the best VR game ever, also marks a paradigm shift for Valve! At the end of the day, we are talking about a company that has completely leaned against the sales of the Steam platform, forgetting all its game sagas. In fact, Half-Life 3 has been an authentic 'meme' in the industry, with many players already resigned who will never receive the third chapter of the saga.
However, with an authentic avalanche of positive reviews for Half-Life: Alyx, it seems that there is light at the end of the tunnel.
Waiting for Half-Life 3? Is that Valve tried to start several times!
Therefore, Valve returned to the Half-Life game saga with a great desire to win! Just look at Alyx, which is being one of the most critically acclaimed games ever, and has already been named as the best VR game on the market. In fact, many experts claim that this game could be a new turning point for this segment of the video game world.
So… And Half-life 3?
Well, according to Robin Walker of Valve, the big reason why Half-Life 3 or Half-Life 2: Episode 3 doesn’t exist yet, is because the studio hasn’t been able to do anything to the level of what is expected by fans and by the staff. In other words, Valve has tried several times to start projects! But as a Half-Life game it has to be an intersection between art and technology… Developers are never satisfied with the end result.
In short, Valve wants a new Half-Life that takes the industry to the next level!
After all, the first game in the saga was an attempt to change the world of ‘shooters’, by implementing an interesting story, while we could find a series of action sequences. However, Half-Life 2 was more focused on character development, while the team played with physics. (It was because of this that we had Portal!)
And in fact, all that said, it seems that Half-Life: Alyx has managed to do exactly what Valve wanted, by bringing some innovation to the market. So it is very likely that the saga has been reborn with this title … So Half-Life 3 may well stop being a simple mirage in the near future.
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