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Valve may be gearing up for an interesting few years, as it seems Erik Wolpaw who helped write Portal, Half-Life: 2 episodes and more is now back at Valve.

The tip comes from ValveNewsNetwork and I've certainly got no reason to think it's not true as McVicker does some pretty decent Valve coverage on YouTube. On top of that, Wolpaw is actually listed in the credits for Artifact (see here).

We know that Valve do have multiple titles in the works at the moment, so bringing in more people isn't exactly surprising. They recently released Artifact, In the Valley of Gods is coming since Campo Santo joined Valve and they have others they say are "top secret".

It will be interesting to see what they're doing especially since Valve is possibly making a VR Half-Life game. It's certainly going to be a fun year.

I just want to see a new Left 4 Dead game, is it too much to ask?

As always, I've reached out to Valve to confirm it too just to be sure.

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Beamboom 4 Jan, 2019
On top of my wishlist from Valve is that they break the news with a ETA on their VR set. Simply cause I then know it will be well supported for Linux from day one.
TimeFreeze 4 Jan, 2019
Left 4 Dead 3 , Half-Life 2: Episode 3 , Portal 3 anything.....just SOMETHING. I cant play those fantastic games always. I already know them in and out. Ah whatever *starts a new playthrough*
Thetargos 4 Jan, 2019
I certainly hope they will bring closure to the fans with Ep. 3 (ideally made in the same spirit as both predecesors, on the same engine) and maybe see if they are going to expand on the aftermath of the mess left by the Combine in another game. Only time will tell. Good to know Valve is back making games.
oliver- 4 Jan, 2019
Half-Life 3 confirmed!
MayeulC 4 Jan, 2019
Quoting: ThetargosOnly time will tell. Good to know Valve is back making games.

Time, Mr Freeman?
I really hope they take theirs instead of releasing a half-backed HL3. Epistle 3 sounds amazing in my head. There is so much to explore, so many questions to answer.

If I have any wishes for the next HL, it would be to make it a bit grimmer, with no clear-cut good decisions, but rather more unintended consequences. Also, reinforce again the sentiment of being colonized by an overwhelming force, just like Oceania was.
I've read a reddit post on HL being an essay on colonization, and teleportation technology, and it made me dream a sequel even more. But a good one :)

Edit: Now that I think more about it, a whole universe dedicated to teleportation might be ideal for a VR game.


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Thetargos 4 Jan, 2019
Quoting: MayeulC
Quoting: ThetargosOnly time will tell. Good to know Valve is back making games.

Time, Mr Freeman?
I really hope they take theirs instead of releasing a half-backed HL3. Epistle 3 sounds amazing in my head. There is so much to explore, so many questions to answer.

If I have any wishes for the next HL, it would be to make it a bit grimmer, with no clear-cut good decisions, but rather more unintended consequences. Also, reinforce again the sentiment of being colonized by an overwhelming force, just like Oceania was.
I've read a reddit post on HL being an essay on colonization, and teleportation technology, and it made me dream a sequel even more. But a good one :)
Absolutely. Part of the appeal is precisely the ambiguity in many situations. I only hope The G Man character will not get out of hand, but again, only the authors know. I really wish they finally conclude the story arc portrayed in Ep. 2, and then move on to whatever they want (human colonization of Xen?) Whatever they do, I only hope it will have the degree of polish that shut my mouth back in 2004 with HL2, a game I was sure could not live up to the hype it generated... Lo and behold, not only did it live up to it, surpassed it and only instilled even MORE. Valve, please, shut my mouth again!

Or what they did with Portal... Masterpiece.
jarhead_h 4 Jan, 2019
He's there to work on Half Life VR, a prequel to Half Life 2, because prequels are always beloved and never screw anything up. After all, we all know that what we really wanted was to find out what Darth Vader was like as a little kid.
kuhpunkt 4 Jan, 2019
Quoting: jarhead_hHe's there to work on Half Life VR, a prequel to Half Life 2, because prequels are always beloved and never screw anything up. After all, we all know that what we really wanted was to find out what Darth Vader was like as a little kid.

I'm curious what the 7 Hour War looked like.
Thetargos 4 Jan, 2019
Quoting: kuhpunktI'm curious what the 7 Hour War looked like.

At some point I thought they would make that into a movie or mini series of sorts. Still interesting.
jarhead_h 4 Jan, 2019
Quoting: kuhpunkt
Quoting: jarhead_hHe's there to work on Half Life VR, a prequel to Half Life 2, because prequels are always beloved and never screw anything up. After all, we all know that what we really wanted was to find out what Darth Vader was like as a little kid.

I'm curious what the 7 Hour War looked like.

Of course you do. That's how they hook you. And then Suddenly a beloved character is getting a his last name from a random extra or to quote stand up comic Patton Oswalt, "I DON'T CARE WHERE THE STUFF I LOVE COMES FROM, I JUST LOVE THE STUFF I LOVE."
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