Again in February 2017, Valve’s Gabe Newell revealed that the corporate was engaged on three ‘full’ VR video games. Over three years on, and we lastly have a type of video games in Half-Life: Alyx, out at present (assessment right here!). Are there nonetheless two different new Valve VR video games on the way in which?
We put that query to Valve’s Greg Coomer as a part of our Half-Life: Alyx interview, which we’ll be publishing in full later this week. His reply appeared to counsel that Valve isn’t engaged on different VR video games, at the least not proper now.
“All of the useful resource for VR sport growth later within the cycle, throughout Alyx’s growth, all of these sources bought moved onto Alyx,” Coomer defined. “So for the time being, no, there aren’t three different titles in growth. However, as for what’s coming, we don’t actually have one thing new or newsworthy so that you can say: ‘As soon as Alyx is out the door right here’s what you need to anticipate to have occur.’”
Different components of our interview did present a small perception into what’s occurring at Valve, although. Jason Mitchell, who additionally labored on Alyx, advised us he had labored on one other VR venture “apart from The Lab and Half-Life VR internally”, although didn’t present element about it.
“We haven’t made truly any plans about [VR],” Coomer mentioned in response to a different query. “So I feel we’ve– clearly we get that query from many individuals. Additionally like, what precisely is coming subsequent for VR? Additionally what’s coming subsequent for Half-Life? We actually– we’ve been engaged on this for 4 years and we’re actually excited as a result of the reception earlier than the sport is out appears to be actually fairly optimistic, to this point.”
Guarded as these solutions could also be, it looks like Valve genuinely hasn’t selected what’s subsequent for VR, then. We undoubtedly have some hopes for the long run now that Half-Life: Alyx is in folks’s palms, however it can probably be a while earlier than the developer is able to share something concrete about its subsequent plans after transport its first full-length VR sport. For now, Half-Life: Alyx must do. Thankfully, it’s greater than sufficient.
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