Gabe Newell gave an interesting interview to the New Zealand website 1 News. He revealed that Valve is working on several new games and the team is preparing to announce them. Unfortunately, he did not share any details about these projects.
Players have long complained that the developers stopped creating new games. Of course, this is not entirely true, because in recent years Valve has developed e.g. the card game Artifact and the auto battler Dota Underlords, but in fact fans miss large single player games, which the studio used to be famous for. Last year, the team finally returned to that category with the excellent Half-Life: Alyx, but the game requires VR goggles, so most fans of the franchise couldn't play it.
Gabe Newell admitted that HL: Alyx reignited studio's enthusiasm for single-player games and work on projects of this type at Valve has clearly gained momentum.
Fans, of course, are most looking forward to Half-Life 3. The conclusion of Half-Life: Alyx seems to tease Gordon Freeman's next adventure, but the studio's next project could just as easily be Portal 3 or something completely new.
Valve is unlikely to completely abandon games designed for multiplayer. For some time there are rumors about the Citadel project, which is to be an asymmetric multiplayer game, in which two groups of players will face each other - one of them will play traditionally on the PC with mice and keyboards, and the second will use VR devices.
- Half-Life Alyx Review – the Best Game You'll Never Play
- Valve Software - official website