Newell says "Half-Life: Alyx Everyone got excited and the Half-Life: Alyx team was actually very productive. Rather than say 'oh we need to take a break, they were actually incredibly motivated by the development of the Half-Life franchise and VR. "
It is certainly not clear in which direction this motivation could lead. Newell mentions that Valve's approach is to remain silent about its plans until so that it can besure he will deliver, discussing projects previously canceled in the Half-Life and Left 4 Dead series . Moreover, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, the productivity of the company "is only 50 to 75% of what it would be, " which means that we could wait a long time to see something. something new, even from Valve 's standards.
Half-Life: Alyx was a VR exclusive, but Newell isn't implying that a follow-up would certainly take advantage of this technology: "[Valve is] from the school of thought that the quality bar [for virtual reality] was not yet high enough, "a point of view in direct contrast to Facebook's attempt to keep the cost of technology as low as possible. Newell has personally invested in research on VR innovation, but there is no guarantee that it will produce results over time for anew game.
While Covid-19 has caused problems for Valve which they have failed to find a good way to work with, Newell says he plans to temporarily relocate some of the 'company in New Zealand, where he has been staying since the start of the pandemic. It might help speed up some aspects of development, but not enough to suggest that we should hold our breath for a new Half-Life game soon.
Most of them upcoming matches should be in your hands before the next Half-Life matches.