Those who get themselves incessantly hyped up about the remotest possibility of Half-Life 3 probably found themselves a little disappointed by Steam DevDays last week. It came and went without a whiff of a new game from Valve. Just like the last three years in fact. Don’t give up hope of your dream happening yet though - Valve has actually confirmed it’s got some “big product announcements” ready to come next year.
As expected though, Valve is only interested in pushing a game if it can bolster another arm of their business. Unsurprisingly it’s VR which is going to get a shot in the arm from Valve next year, with multiple titles planned to take advantage of the HTC Vive’s room scale VR capabilities.
"Although we're not going to treat Dev Days this year as the place or the time to make big product announcements related to the content that we have in development at Valve for virtual reality, I do think that once it becomes time to do that next year, nobody in this room is going to be disappointed," said Valve’s Greg Coomer.
It’s that last bit that’s certainly piqued my interest. It’s the absolute boldest of claims to suggest on one is going to be disappointed in what Valve is going to be revealing, particularly in the light of the heaped expectations of a Half-Life 3 or Half-Life VR.
So what do you reckon then, what could Valve possibly be working on that wouldn’t disappoint fans? Are you automatically disappointed that it’s working on VR games?