Today, November 19th, 2019, marks fifteen years since Half-Life 2 was released. The internet, as it does, has been circulating rumours rapidly about a Half-Life reveal. Would Valve finally announce Half-Life 3, ending the waiting that fans have been enduring since the release of Half-Life 2: Episode Two in 2007?
Short answer: No. Long answer: Maybe?
Half-Life: Alyx has been announced, marking the first Half-Life game announced in twelve years, other than the entries in Half-Life spin-off series Portal.
Confirmed via a brand new Twitter account, Valve have announced that Half-Life: Alyx will be their ‘flagship VR game’, and that we’ll be getting a closer look this Thursday.
That’s all the information we have right now, though by the name we know that it will focus heavily on Alyx Vance, Gordan Freeman’s erstwhile companion throughout Half-Life 2 and its subsequent chapters. The last time we saw her she had just received some very bad news, but we do not know at this time if the game will further the Half-Life 2 chronology or will dip into the years Gordan Freeman was missing and Earth was suffering following the Seven Minute War.
All in all, it’s a new day for Half-Life fans, with a hint of movement after over a decade of waiting. It’s yet to be seen what, if any, the previously released story outline of Half-Life 3 will have on the game, or if this will be a brand new narrative.
More information about Half-Life: Alex will be released on Thursday the 21st of November, 2019, at 10am Pacific Time, which for us here in London will be 18:00 on Thursday evening, and we’ll be paying close attention for any scoops, so make sure to check back regularly here on the Newsroom.