Valve co-founder and CEO Gabe Newell has confirmed that the Half-Life firm has multiple games in development and that it is keen to make more single-player experiences.
Newell, who has been living and working in New Zealand since early 2020, suggested the Washington, US-based company had been energised by its experience making VR title Half-Life Alyx, which released last March.
“We definitely have games in development that we’re going to be announcing — it’s fun to ship games,” he told 1 NEWS.
“Alyx was great — to be back doing single-player games, that created a lot of momentum inside of the company to do more of that.”
However, Newell refused to be drawn on the subject of new Half-Life and Portal games when questioned about potential sequels.
“I’ve successfully not spoken about those things for a long time and I hope to continue to not talk about them until they are moot questions,” he said. “Then we’ll move on to a new set of questions.
“The nice thing is, by not answering those questions, I avoid the community coming up with new, equally-difficult-to-answer questions.”
Alyx, the first Half-Life game for nearly 13 years, was released exclusively for PC-based VR hardware.
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