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author: Jacob Blazewicz

Half-Life: Alyx is Not the End of the Series

Robin Walker from Valve spoke about the future of the Half-Life series and the creation of Half-Life 3. The developer assures that the Half-Life: Alyx team treats the game as a return of the franchise and many devs hope they are not working on the series for the last time.

The devs believe that the adventure of Alyx is the beginning of a whole new story for the Half-Life series.

Half-Life: Alyx will be released in just over two weeks, as the first installment of the iconic series since 2008. We must admit that the devs managed to arouse the enthusiasm of the fans, despite the initial reluctance to the concept of a VR game. But what if we are still waiting for "normal" continuation, the already legendary Half-Life 3? Such a question was asked during an interview conducted by Game Informer with Valve's Robin Walker According to the designer, the developers creating Half-Life Alyx consider the title as a return of the franchise and hope that this is not the last time they are working on the series:

"Half-Life means a lot to us, and it's been incredibly rewarding to refamiliarize ourselves with its characters, setting, and mechanics. There are Half-Life: Alyx team members who have been at Valve since Half-Life 2 and quite a few who go back to the original Half-Life. 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. We absolutely see Half-Life: Alyx as our return to this world, not the end of it."

Walker basically repeated what Valve said back in November. The company mentioned that the future of the series depends on the success of Half-Life: Alyx. Robin Walker's statement is missing such a statement, but that shouldn't be surprising. Finally, after the announcement of the game, Gabe Newell's VR goggle sales increased significantly, which indicates considerable interest in the title. And let's not forget the warm reception of the latest materials from the game and we can assume that there is no reason to worry about the game's sale numbers. The question is whether, after her success, Valve will decide to create HL3 in a similar convention. Half-Life: Alyx will be released on March 23 on PC with Valve Index, HTC Vive and Oculus Rift support.

Jacob Blazewicz

Jacob Blazewicz

Graduated with a master's degree in Polish Studies from the University of Warsaw with a thesis dedicated to this very subject. Started his adventure with in 2015, writing in the Newsroom and later also in the film and technology sections (also contributed to the Encyclopedia). Interested in video games (and not only video games) for years. He began with platform games and, to this day, remains a big fan of them (including Metroidvania). Also shows interest in card games (including paper), fighting games, soulslikes, and basically everything about games as such. Marvels at pixelated characters from games dating back to the time of the Game Boy (if not older).


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