After twelve years of waiting and speculation and endless memes about it, the next Half-Life, titled Half-Life: Alyx has finally been kind of revealed through Valve’s official Twitter. It is actually the account’s first and only tweet thus far.
We’re excited to unveil Half-Life: Alyx, our flagship VR game, this Thursday at 10am Pacific Time.
Can’t wait to share it with all of you! pic.twitter.com/BupFCxSrTw
— Valve (@valvesoftware) November 18, 2019
And although we are not technically getting the most-anticipated Half-Life 3, this game’s title at least is hinting to a well-established character from Half-Life 2, Alyx Vance, so we can expect this VR experience to be centered around this character. Whether this game will be a sequel, prequel or side story to Half-Life 2 remains to be seen, although Valve will release more information this Thursday, for which we’ll be on the lookout.
The Half-Life series has been wildly popularized on the internet precisely because of the long time it’s taken to get a new release since Half-Life 2. The running gag on the internet about Valve and even Gabe Newell being unable to count to three, referencing the Half-Life and Left 4 Dead series, among others, has been going on for several years, and it’s been so wide-spread that it’s drawn new players, including myself, to actually play the games.