What basically came out of nowhere, Valve had announced Half-Life Alyx, the next installment in the Half-Life franchise. The caveat however, is that it’s a VR game, as they’re touting it as their ‘flagship VR game’. While I’m pleasantly surprised by the announcement, it begs the question of “is this going to succeed?”.
Because let’s be honest, VR really didn’t take off the at it was intended to. Even though some people have VR rigs, I highly doubt a sizable amount of people have or use them on a daily basis. It’s just so cumbersome to use, really.
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
But that doesn’t take away from the fact that they’re making a new Half-Life game. Alyx is the first game in over a decade, and is rumoured to be a prequel, and not Half-Life 3. So do keep that in mind before you go assuming that Valve can suddenly count to three. Besides the announcement, there really isn’t all that much more information, besides that fact that they’ll be announcing more details on Thursday, 21st November at 10 AM Pacific time (2 AM on Friday in Malaysia). So, we’ll keep you updated.
But here’s some fan reactions to them FINALLY getting a new Half-Life game:
— kron123456789 (@kroshkaruiya1) November 18, 2019
it a prequel guys not hl3
— blueasis (@bluasis) November 18, 2019
IT IS ACTUALLY HAPPENING!
— DANNYonPC ruins battlefield (@DANNYonPC) November 18, 2019
— Michael (@LegacyKillaHD) November 18, 2019
It’s a mixed bag, and I don’t blame em’.