Half-Life Alyx is a prequel because Valve couldn't have made Half-Life 3 proper for a small audience such as that of the current VR market.
That makes sense, but at the same time they should have made HL3 by now. While Alyx does seem to be a masterpiece and THE VR game, it's still a tease for people who are looking for HL3.
They already said there will be more, question is will they be VR only? I believe they still have plans for a Half Life film as well, not sure if Portal is too.
Pretty sure they will make it in VR, they are pushing boundaries with HL3 same as previous HL games. Essentially they are waiting on VR to get more foothold before HL3 arrives. It just wouldnt make sense not to be in VR unless they dont have confidence in what they have made in Alyx, which doesnt seem to be the case. Not to mention that if they want to make something Epic/historic, VR is the perfect medium for it.
S2Killinit No they won't. If Half Life 3 is ever going to be a thing they won't limit it for the VR market wich will never be as big as the "traditional" market.
1st they need to release episode 3.
Listen to yourself, all fancy and “traditionally” smart sounding, jesus christ. You dont have the slightest idea about how Valves business-model works, do you?
There is no need for episode 3 since they retconned the ending of episode 2
Tease yes. Huge disappointment for HL fans that don't have VR for whatever reason. The tease part of this is to see the reaction and sales. I think it is a huge middle finger to fans because they didn't do a multiconsole release and opted to have a VR/non-VR mode. If it fails, their attitude will be like, the fans must not want it and HL will go dormant again. If it is a success, then they'll just continue to push everything in VR from here on out. Either way, their attitude sucks.
Stop acting like a fucking baby
Then remake the first 2 games so a new generation can play them. They obviously have new assets for a lot of the objects already so it can't be that much more work. As a console gamer, the only reason I've played HL1+2 is because I actively sought out the Orange Box for Xbox 360 and the port of HL1 on PS2. Without my efforts I would have never had the chance to play them. I'm sure that's the case for many people.
They could literally go to the team who made Black Mesa and ask them if they can port it to consoles while giving it an enhanced release which would allow Valve to make some changes here and there.
I think that's fair. I'm impressed with their line of thinking here. I was actually worried about this move when I heard about it, but now I'm starting to think that this will be a bridge title for Half-Life 3 in the future. I looked up spoilers for this online because I don't like VR. I have the original Oculus Rift, PSVR, and Virtual Boy, but all the bad things about VR seem to bother me more than most people. I don't know why. I even had the Oculus Rift outfitted with prescription lens covers. In the end, it ain't for me, but I do hope everyone else enjoys it.
HL3 [email protected]@J !!!!!!
Looks to me like they’ve been waiting for the right technology to make the game they want HL3 to be which is next gen. I think that’s the case with a lot of developers they’ve had to put certain games on hold bc game design restrictions. But no mooorrree!
Not the Half-Life I wanted. What a waste.
Valve said a HL3 must push some new tech/innovations. A good start is if they support next-gen and high end PC's only (after that they can take a look at porting elsewhere). If they do that, they can take the physics, scale, ray-tracing et al to new heights, HL2 was handled similarly to that if I remember correctly. You want it to be mainstream, but they will be making a major mistake imho if they target mid/low spec PC's and current gen consoles. I say that as someone with a potato of a PC and no intention of getting a console anytime soon. Its needs to be on the cutting edge, be ambitious Valve!!
Gabe said that Half-life should only be made to showcase a new experience in gaming. Since things haven't progressed in that area and certainly not to the mainstream. Until a new way of interaction comes along, we'll be waiting.
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