Valve confirms it is experimenting around with Half-Life in VR

Valve teases that it is playing around with Half-Life in VR, but no announcement of Half-Life 3 just yet.

@anthony256
Published Thu, Mar 5 2015 10:29 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:09 PM CST

GDC 2015 - We know that Valve is working on VR now that HTC announced it had partnered up with the company on its but we don't know what the right thing is [yet]. Our most precious resource is time, and we don't have enough time for people to do everything. Would we like to make all of our franchises in VR? Absolutely. But we don't have enough time or people. So we have to figure out what's the best fit, what plays to the strengths of VR' recently revealed Vive VR headset, but now Valve has admitted that it is playing around with Half-Life in VR.

Valve confirms it is experimenting around with Half-Life in VR | TweakTown.com

Kotaku spoke with Valve at GDC during the week, asking Valve programmer Jeep Barnett about Half-Life in the virtual world of VR. Barnett said: "We've said, 'Let's take some existing art and see how it fits. So yeah, we'll grab some headcrabs, we'll grab the machine guns from Half-Life, the rocket launcher - all those different fun things - and see how they play in VR. But right now, it's a tool for exploring the different kind of game designs we want to do".

When pressed about the possibilities of Valve making Half-Life compatible with VR headsets, Barnett replied with "We're not saying, 'no,' but we don't know what the right thing is [yet]. Our most precious resource is time, and we don't have enough time for people to do everything. Would we like to make all of our franchises in VR? Absolutely. But we don't have enough time or people. So we have to figure out what's the best fit, what plays to the strengths of VR".

If you asked me, I could place good money that Valve is working on Half-Life 3 to be compatible with VR. I think that's why we've been waiting so long, because if you were Valve, would you release the most anticipated game of all time, before or after your VR headset was out?

NEWS SOURCE:kotaku.com.au

Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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