Notorious game company Valve, creator of Half Life, Portal and multiple other acclaimed games, have confirmed that they are currently developing three new games for VR. You know what this means…
Newell confirmed the development and disclosed to the press that the games will not be small projects or VR remakes of already released games.
“When I say we’re building three games, we’re building three full games, not experiments,” Newell said. “One of the first things we did is we got Half-Life 2 and Team Fortress running in VR, and it was kind of a novelty. That was purely a developer milestone, but there was absolutely nothing compelling about it, the same way nobody’s going to buy a VR system so they can watch movies.”
While there was no confirmation of the highly anticipated Half Life 3, Newell did state in an ama earlier this year that there were plans for a game set in the Half Life/Portal universe. If this means I get to either bash in alien brains with a crowbar or get to use the portal gun in VR, I will be so happy.
The games are currently being built with Unity and Valve’s Source 2 engines along with Valve’s HTC vive and some new experimental hardware. The decision to develop new hardware alongside software was inspired by Nintendo’s game designer Shigeru Miyamoto, stating that, “Our sense is that that’s going to allow us to actually build much better entertainment experiences for everyone.”
While there’s no release date yet, be thankful you got any new info from our gaming lord and saviour.