Half-Life 3 Is Still a Ways Off, Valve Focused More on Steam Deck

by in General | Nov, 30th 2021

According to well known Valve leaker Tyler McVicker, Half-Life 3 is neither in development nor is there a timeframe for its release. This is also true for any potential follow-up to Valve’s VR masterpiece Alyx, so it’ll still be a few years (at least) before Half-Life fans have something concrete to sink their teeth into. The reason why is quite simple: Valve is currently laser-focused on making the Steam Deck as polished and feature-rich as possible.

That’s the number one priority and, well, it’s easy to understand why: this peculiar-looking handheld machine has a metric ton of potential, and its incredible pre-order numbers attest to the fact. So it should really come as no surprise that Valve is working around the clock to get it to perform as well as people expect. They only have one shot to make it right, and shipping the Steam Deck in a half-baked state could potentially have far-reaching consequences.

So, even though we’re all dying to see what Valve has in store for Half-Life 3, Steam Deck is simply more important at this point in time and should, therefore, take precedence — hopefully not for too long, though.

All Hands on Deck

Those who’ve been eagerly awaiting the release of Half-Life 3 need to understand that Valve only has one chance to succeed with the Steam Deck which means it’s the number one priority. Plus, developing one of the most anticipated sequels of all time in haste is a mistake Valve is never going to make — and we’re glad for that being the case.

There’s too much running on it, although we’d be remiss if we didn’t say that Valve sure is taking its sweet time! In any case, we hope we’ll get another update in a few months’ time once the oh-so-anticipated Steam Deck finally starts shipping!


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