New Half Life Game will likely be revealed in May. Valve Index VR headset officially teased

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#1 Posted by DarthBuzzard (188 posts) -

https://uploadvr.com/valve-teases-index-vr-headset-for-may/

Half Life is getting it's long-awaited revival boys.

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#2 Posted by VFighter (5116 posts) -

Lolbwahahahahalmfao, oh god thanks for the laugh.

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#3 Edited by DarthBuzzard (188 posts) -

@vfighter said:

Lolbwahahahahalmfao, oh god thanks for the laugh.

Okay. Laugh at me more if nothing happens by May 31st. Bump this thread and make me look like a joke.

Or I bump this thread and everyone realizes I was actually right.

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#4 Posted by misrespect (84 posts) -

idk if you know who I am but I"m kind of well-known for my predictions around here. I have to say that HL3 will certainly NOT be announced

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#5 Posted by DarthBuzzard (188 posts) -

@misrespect said:

idk if you know who I am but I"m kind of well-known for my predictions around here. I have to say that HL3 will certainly NOT be announced

No one said HL3. I just said a new Half Life game. Probably a prequel to 2.

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#6 Posted by uninspiredcup (34311 posts) -

I'd be very surprised if they made a mainline game VR focused. A spin-off perhaps.

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#7 Posted by mrbojangles25 (44115 posts) -

This is kind of old news, yes?

Anyway, I am not holding my breath for the Half-Life game.

But the VR? Valve did good work with HTC from what it seems, in addition to Steam Link and Steam Controller. I trust them to do a good job with a new VR headset.

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#8 Edited by mrbojangles25 (44115 posts) -

@misrespect said:

idk if you know who I am but I"m kind of well-known for my predictions around here. I have to say that HL3 will certainly NOT be announced

Well known in the span of 1.5 months?

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#9 Posted by jahnee (3989 posts) -

May, 3 letters. HTC, 3 letters. GDC, 3 letters. 3+3+3=9. 9 letters, its 2019, the article is from march 29th. That's 3 9's. Half life 1&2 were both AAA games. 27-9-9=9, 3rd AAA game on the way. Half life 3 confirmed.

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#10 Edited by schu (10054 posts) -

@uninspiredcup said:

I'd be very surprised if they made a mainline game VR focused. A spin-off perhaps.

It would be genius if they did, though.

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#11 Posted by DarthBuzzard (188 posts) -

@uninspiredcup said:

I'd be very surprised if they made a mainline game VR focused. A spin-off perhaps.

Does a prequel situation count? Not really a spinoff but not a continuation.

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#12 Posted by pelvist (7424 posts) -

Just give me the damn knuckles controllers Valve!

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#13 Edited by watercrack445 (1719 posts) -

@misrespect: LOL, well known? Everyone else thinks your a troll and somebody's alt.

On-topic: lol Valve must be desperate.

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#14 Posted by rmpumper (667 posts) -

@watercrack445: Yeah, the idiots managed to build a new VR set and several VR games in a few months because Epic Store, right? /s

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#15 Posted by organic_machine (9968 posts) -

@mrbojangles25 said:

This is kind of old news, yes?

Anyway, I am not holding my breath for the Half-Life game.

But the VR? Valve did good work with HTC from what it seems, in addition to Steam Link and Steam Controller. I trust them to do a good job with a new VR headset.

WHAT WE KNOW:

Valve has specifically said they are working on three "full length" single player VR games.

There have been substantial and continual leaks (since I think 2015? 2016?) in DOTA 2 updates regarding a project refered to as "hlvr." You can look up the details.

SPECULATION:

The rumors are that "hlvr" refers to a Half Life spinoff, taking place before Half Life 2 (where you play as Alyx). This part is not conformable, however.

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#16 Posted by danjammer69 (4320 posts) -

WIll be hilarious when it reveals to be a mobile game.

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#17 Posted by That_Old_Guy (1236 posts) -

What is this half life you speak of?

Is this the tail from long ago when cars ride on the ground and there were building that reached the sky...all before the great boom boom white light?

I remember those tails.

The second was overrated.

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#18 Posted by DarthBuzzard (188 posts) -

@danjammer69 said:

WIll be hilarious when it reveals to be a mobile game.

It's specifically related to their VR hardware, and that certainly isn't a mobile headset either.

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#19 Posted by cainetao11 (36687 posts) -

@misrespect: Lmao

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#20 Posted by mazuiface (908 posts) -

Might just be a port of previous Half Life games to VR. Either way I am curious to see what it is

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#21 Posted by DarthBuzzard (188 posts) -

@mazuiface said:

Might just be a port of previous Half Life games to VR. Either way I am curious to see what it is

Gabe had an interview in 2017 where he said VR wouldn't be a success if people just took existing games and ported them. He was then asked if the 3 VR games they are working on are intended to be killer apps, and Gabe said he hopes so.

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#22 Posted by foxhound_fox (98011 posts) -

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#23 Posted by lamprey263 (36174 posts) -

Well, I have argued HL could be instrumental by Valve if userbase drops, maybe in this case to thwart threat of Epic's aggressive moves into PC digital retail, but seems like using HL to drive a VR push could squander that goodwill.

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#24 Posted by R4gn4r0k (31419 posts) -

Screw Half Life, give me another Left 4 Dead

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#25 Posted by Jag85 (13595 posts) -

Might just be VR shovelware.

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#26 Edited by DarthBuzzard (188 posts) -

@Jag85 said:

Might just be VR shovelware.

The 3 Valve VR games are confirmed to be AAA games.

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#27 Edited by adsparky (1436 posts) -

Prepare to be disappointed because the last time valve teased and showed a game from it's biggest franchises it was Portal bridge constructor; not a bad game but certainly not what everyone was expecting.

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#28 Posted by DarthBuzzard (188 posts) -

@adsparky said:

Prepare to be disappointed because the last time valve teased and showed a game from it's biggest franchises it was Portal bridge constructor; not a bad game but certainly not what everyone was expecting.

I'm expecting a prequel to Half Life 2 made for VR. It's not like I'm expecting Half Life 3.

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#29 Posted by schu (10054 posts) -

@darthbuzzard said:
@Jag85 said:

Might just be VR shovelware.

The 3 Valve VR games are confirmed to be AAA games.

Read this in Jim Sterling's voice

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#30 Posted by misrespect (84 posts) -

smh. I can't seem to get these haters off my back

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#31 Edited by Icarian (1879 posts) -

@uninspiredcup: this would be exactly something valve would do. They forced people to get steam with HL2 so keeping next HL game a ransom to some new tech would fit their MO.

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#32 Edited by uninspiredcup (34311 posts) -

@Icarian said:

@uninspiredcup: this would be exactly something valve would do. They forced people to get steam with HL2 so keeping next HL game a ransom to some new tech would fit their MO.

Steam exists as a response to hackers who basically stole the entire early build of the game, it was also an important part of the infrastructure of multiplayer as the majority of people were getting it for Counterstrike, designed around frequent updates, which at the time, wasn't the norm for pc gaming. In fact we can safely say they popularized it.

Halflife 2 itself contrary to other games at the time (specifically Doom 3) was designed to be played on the widest range of machines possible, with disability, multiple systems, multiple control schemes and free graphical and visual upgrades tantamount to remastering as future games were released.

We've also seen a multiple Portal titles, both of which spin-offs than a new entry, one of them being VR. As well as Left4dead 2 combining 1/2 free of charge, keeping the original incarnation as also an option.

Unlike Epic Valve does not force developers to be exclusive and unlike Nintendo they do not close down fan projects, in some cases such as Black Mesa they support them.

Your logic is very bad. It comes across as a teenager trying to be contrarian with paper cutting edginess, without really thinking.

Given the hype of Episode 3, placing it on a limited VR only would simply be bad business and bad image resorting in obvious backlash.

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Valve have stated they originally envisioned an Alyx Vance spin off, but like many projects it was canned. A prequel of some sort seems far more likely.