Valve announced that the augmented reality game Half-Life: Alyx will not be the end of the series. Thus, the players who started to lose hope for Half-Life 3 also took a comfortable breath.
Gaben Newell, the founder of Steam, and his company Valve had brought the Half-Life franchise into the gaming market years ago. While the sub-modes of the game turned into a brand by itself, Half-Life continued its journey with new games and expansion packs.
The games of the Half-Life universe are somewhat reminiscent of children counting up to 3. So far we have seen Half-Life 1, Half-Life 2, but even though there are episodes, Half-Life 3 has never come. Valve said, “Oneee … twooo … twoooo points …”.
Half-Life: Alyx isn’t the end of the story
Valve’s Robin Walker gave an interview to Game Informer. In the interview, he made explanations about Half-Life 3, which is the most curious topic of the players. These explanations will delight players.
“Half-Life means a lot to us, and it’s been incredibly rewarding to refamiliarise ourselves with its characters, setting, and mechanics. There are Half-Life: Alyx team members who have been at Valve since Half-Life 2, and quite a few who go back to the original Half-Life. There are also people on the team for whom Half-Life: Alyx is their first time working on this series at all – and many of them certainly hope it’s not the last. We absolutely see Half-Life: Alyx as our return to this world, not the end of it.”Robin Walker
Valve has remained silent when it comes to Half-Life 3 so far, but Walker’s statement raised the belief that the company will release this game one day.
New game will deepen the Half-Life story
Another point that Walker mentioned in the Half-Life: Alyx comments was that this game would further advance the Half-Life story. According to our information about the game, this game will pass before Half-Life.
Walker said that the game would be a complete introduction to the Half-Life series, and would be linked to the rest of the series in both content and importance and weight. According to Walker, this game is a critical part of a bigger story and pushes the story forward.
It is reminded that it will be useful to remember the story of Episode 2 before starting the game. This may be a sign that we are likely to see Half-Life 3 at some point.