In his latest Reddit AMA, Gabe Newell confirmed that Valve is currently working on some unannounced products/games. As you may have expected, these games will be powered by Source 2 Engine and may be focused on VR.
What’s also interesting is that Gabe Newell hopes that Valve will, one day, make Source 2 Engine available for free to everyone. Now that would be really interesting.
As Gabe Newell said when asked about it.
“We are continuing to use Source 2 as our primary game development environment. Aside from moving Dota 2 to the engine recently, we are are using it as the foundation of some unannounced products. We would like to have everyone working on games here at Valve to eventually be using the same engine. We also intend to continue to make the Source 2 engine work available to the broad developer community as we go, and to make it available free of charge.”
Regarding VR games, Gabe Newell had this to say:
“We think VR is pretty important as a tool for interesting games.”
So there you have it, straight from the horse’s mouth. Valve is working on unannounced products. However, this does not mean that the company is working on a new Half-Life title.
And speaking of Half-Life, Gabe Newell had this to say about our beloved series.
“The issue with Half-Life for me is that I was involved in a much higher percentage of the decisions about the games, so it’s hard for me to look at them as anything other than a series of things I regret. There’s no information in my response about what we’ll do in the future. It’s simply easier for me to be a fan of things that in which I was less directive.”
When asked about what he regrets about Half-Life, Gabe had this to say:
“If you are involved in a game, everything ends up being a set of trade-offs. Anything in a game is a sacrifice of things not in the game. I just feel those more personally about Half-Life for a bunch of reasons.