Update: The VR game is officially confirmed by Valve. News about it will be unveiled later this Friday, 2am GMT+8.
We’re excited to unveil Half-Life: Alyx, our flagship VR game, this Thursday at 10am Pacific Time.
Can’t wait to share it with all of you! pic.twitter.com/BupFCxSrTw
— Valve (@valvesoftware) November 18, 2019
Half-Life fans still waiting for a definite conclusion to Half-Life 2: keep waiting. Instead, you might be getting a VR game instead starring one of the game’s iconic characters Alyx.
According to a transcript of a leaked interview meant for The Game Awards 2019 on 12th December, Valve will be releasing Half-Life: Alyx that will be the company’s flagship virtual reality game. The interview is between Game Awards creator Geoff Keighley, Team Fortress 2 co-developer Robin Walker, and an unnamed third person.
“March 2020. Half-Life: Alyx comin’ out”, says Geoff in the interview. Here’s another quote that refers to the game’s playtesting and early builds:
“You can see their whole body– Respond to the situation. You know, panicking, dropping clips on the ground as they fumble their weapons ’cause a zombie’s in front of them, all these things, they’re just – it’s been really fun watching playtests.”
The leak is courtesy of the same sources who broke the news of Dota Underlords, so there’s a chance this rumour holds a bit of water.