For now, Half-Life fans will have to be satisfied with Half-Life: Alyx arriving March 23 and then go back to patiently waiting.
Last but not least, Valve sees Half-Life: Alyx as a return to the Half-Life franchise.
And for those who are kitted out for Half-Life: Alyx, Walker said that it will be a full-on Half-Life game, and even though it's a prequel it will tell an important part of the story. "Every weapon can be used one-handed, as Valve wanted players to have a hand free to interact with the world at all times". 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", Walker explained. This could probably mean that the team will release more Half-Life games in the near future.
"Of course, we'll have to wait and see how people react to Half-Life: Alyx once it's out, but we'd love to continue pushing forward".
Valve Index Going Back on Sale Next Monday
And what about Half-Life 3? Valve has experienced the same thing, as the Index has been sold out for months now. As discovered in Steam's recent Hardware Survey, 45 percent of Steam gamers have 12GB of more or RAM, and more importantly, only 35 percent have a graphics card powerful enough to run Half-Life: Alyx. However, we know that writer Marc Laidlaw had a plot in mind for Half-Life 2: Episode 3, which included a Combine-surrounded, reality-phasing ship, and Wallace Breen's brain plugged into an enormous slug monster.
With Half-Life Alyx's release looming, getting hold of developer Valve's own Valve Index VR hardware has proven hard as the headset went out of stock not long after the game's announcement back in November.
If you want to be first in (virtual) line the exact time that sale will begin is at 10:00 AM Pacific.
Apple to settle customers with $500 million over slow iPhones
Today, Apple, which has not commented on the court decision, is preparing to compensate the owners concerned. A public website will also be created so that applicable iPhone owners can apply to receive the $25 reward.