After Half-Life: Alyx’s Success, Valve Boss Gaben Claims New Games Are in Development

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January 21, 2021 10:37 pm

Fans around the world have been eagerly waiting for an update on a new Valve game since Half-Life: Alyx hit the stores in 2020. Set between the events of Half-Life and Half-Life 2, the game was an astounding success.

In a recent interview with 1news, Gabe Newell talked about several topics ranging from Cyberpunk 2077, upcoming games, and a shift to New Zealand, among others. Even though the Valve President hasn’t revealed much, yet again, there are certain claims that have gained the community’s attention.

When asked about the sequels of Portal and Half Life, Gaben did what he does best, and remained silent. He even boasted that he’s maintained silence on questions related to Portal 3 and Half Life 3 for years, and will continue to do so until they become irrelevant. Furthermore, he is glad that the community could not get things out of proportion.

“I’ve successfully not spoken about those things for a long, long time. I hope to continue to not talk about them until they are moot questions.” said Gaben. He further added,” The nice thing is, by not answering these questions, I avoid the community coming up with equally difficult to answer questions.”

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However, Gabe has finally confirmed that there are new Valve games that will be announced soon. Considering that Half-Life: Alyx had motivated the members of the company to develop more such games, these upcoming projects might belong to the single player genre.

“Yes, we definitely have games in development that we’re gonna be announcing. Alyx was great to be back, doing single player games. That created a lot of momentum inside of the company to, you know, do more of that. “

Gaben debunks rumors regarding Valve working on Citadel

Gabe Newell’s unforthcoming approach had forced the community to leave no stone unturned to get its hands on some valuable information. This further led to the creation of several rumors that spread like wildfire. Back in 2019, one such rumor claimed that Valve is working on a new game with the code name ‘Citadel’. When asked about the same, Gaben refrained from giving a straightforward answer.

He simply clarified that code names like Citadel change over time, and he is unaware of any current projects with this name.

“I don’t know what ‘Citadel’ is — what is Citadel?” 

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Hence, Valve fans can just sit back for now and wait for the company to announce its upcoming projects officially in the near future.

Aakrit Sharma

Aakrit Sharma is an Esports author at EssentiallySports, living in Shimla. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor's degree in Arts from Delhi University. His interest in gaming roots back to classics like Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 and Modern Warfare 3.

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