Gabe hints at new Single Player titles from Valve and new VR experiences in latest AMA
The sign that we have all been waiting for?
Valve’s big man and PC
master race overlord gaming cornerstone Gabe Newell may have just hinted the possibility of a game title sequel for a franchise that still hasn’t reached number 3 even with the hundreds, if not thousands of fans desperately asking Valve to create one.
n his latest reddit AMA, the Gaben casually gives out a yes when asked if Valve is still working on single player titles, as well as, we assume, debunking the myth that the third installment of Half Life is canceled.
Further diving into Half Life, while Half Life 3 is still tucked away in Valve’s basement until kingdom come, Gabe does add that amovies based on both of Half Life and Portal’s universes are well on their way.
But why does Valve take a long time in releasing sequels? In a response to the question regarding the continuation of the Left 4 Dead franchise, Gabe iterates that “Products are usually the result of an intersection of technology that we think has traction, a group of people who want to work on that, and one of the game properties that feels like a natural playground for that set of technology and design challenges” which can roughly translate to “We just can’t find reason cool enough to develop the sequel yet” meaning that fans will still have to wait before the series’ continuation, although hopefully not as long as Half Life fans.
When asked about the future direction that Valve is taking, Gabe states that, as of the moment, the company is “broadening the range of options” when it comes to experiences which include designing and developing Valve’s own VR titles, he also adds that their Knuckles VR controller is also under development together with the VR titles which would mean that we may be seeing it come out for the HTC Vive soon should Valve time be in our favor.
Gabe Newell is the founder of Valve software developers of game titles such as Half Life, Portal, Team Fortress 2 and Dota 2 and is also the owner of the highly popular PC digital distribution platform, Steam. Gabe has long been considered as one of the very cornerstones of PC Gaming after his decision to grant Doom’s creator, iD Software, the source code of Microsoft’s Windows OS which led to the birth of PC Gaming.