Valve Wants To Make More Half-Life After Half-Life: Alyx

Half-Life: Alyx might be the dawn of a new age for the franchise.


With Half-Life: Alyx launching later this month, developer Valve is opening the doors to a franchise it has left dormant for years. But even though this latest entry is a prequel to a story we already know, it seems Valve wants to continue exploring its world further in the future.

In an interview with Game Informer, Valve developer Robin Walker explained that Alyx has reintroduced the franchise to developers at Valve, who hope that it won't be the last game in the series they work on.

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"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," Walker stated. "We absolutely see Half-Life: Alyx as our return to this world, not the end of it."

Walker was also asked about whether or not Alyx will answer some lingering questions left by Half-Life: Episode 2. Although he doesn't provide a definitive answer, he does suggest that "it's not a bad idea for players to have refreshed themselves on the events of Episode 2 before starting Half-Life: Alyx."

Half-Life: Alyx is launching on March 23 for all SteamVR supported headsets, including Valve Index, which will be in stock again soon. If you need to brush up on exactly what hardware you'll need to fight the Combine, check out our exhaustive list of VR headsets that will get you up and running later this month.

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