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Valve Confirms It Has More Games Up Its Sleeve

It looks like Valve is gearing up to serve players some new titles in the upcoming future. This bit of information was confirmed by Valve co-founder Gabe Newell in an interview with 1 News, a media outlet based in New Zealand. During the interview, Newell discussed a variety of topics that revolved around the gaming company's future. When asked about whether or not there were new projects in the works, Newell indeed confirmed that the company is looking to drop new titles. "We definitely have games in development that we're going to be announcing — it's fun to ship games," Newell said.


In regards to what these specific games could be, Newell kept his lips sealed. The interview did try to poke Newell about whether or not Half-Life 3 or Portal 3 were among these upcoming projects. To the dismay of fans of these franchises who have been waiting years for new entries, Newell didn't offer any clues about the fate of Half-Life and Portal. Additionally, a rumored Valve project titled Citadel was also brought up during the interview, but Newell seemingly denied its existence — or revealed that he knows of the project under a different codename. "I don't know what 'Citadel' is — what is Citadel? Just to be clear — internally we have a bunch of different names and they change over time," he said.


Last year, Valve's Half-Life: Alyx was a tremendous success that garnered plenty of attention. While the game was a VR-exclusive title, it still went over well with fans and critics alike. In fact, the plunge into VR went so well that Valve initially sold out its new VR headsets. When this topic was brought up during the interview, Newell mentioned how Valve hopes to continue to take inspiration from games like Half-Life: Alyx when making new titles. "Alyx was great — to be back doing single-player games, that created a lot of momentum inside of the company to do more of that."

While Alyx was a great way to hold Half-Life fans over for a bit, they're definitely still hungry for a true Half-Life 3 entry in the series. The same rule definitely applies for Portal, which hasn't gotten any love since the release of Portal 2 in 2011. While it's exciting that this latest interview with Newell confirmed some new projects from Valve, there's still a level of uncertainty regarding what these new games could actually be. Hopefully the company will throw its player base a bone or two this year.