Valve’s Gabe Newell Confirms Company Is Working On “Several New Games”
Valve has created some incredible games, most notably the Portal, Half-Life, Team Fortress, and Left 4 Dead franchises. With Half-Life: Alyx and Artifact heralding in a return to game dev, Valve CEO Gabe Newell confirms that the company has “several” new titles in development at this time.
Newell sat down with the folks at 1 News to talk about what’s currently coming down the pipeline for the company outside of being a viable storefront for PC gamers. In the interview, Newell addressed Alyx and mentioned that the company is looking to do more single-player games in the future. He added that Alyx “created a lot of momentum inside of the company to do more of that” in terms of single-player narratives.
In true Newell fashion, there was no confirmation about a possible continuation of franchises like Portal and Half-Life. Instead, he added, “I’ve successfully not spoken about those things for a long time and I hope to continue to not talk about them until they are moot questions. Then we’ll move on to a new set of questions,” Newell said. Valve was recently rumored to be working on a title code-named “Citadel,” but Newell was quick to end that conversation when asked as well.
“We have a bunch of code names — are you referring to a code name?” said Newell. “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 then confirmed that the company is actively working on several games at this time and that he hopes to have more to reveal soon, though what those titles will have to offer still remains a mystery.
What do you hope to see from Valve? Portal 3? Alyx in non-VR? Sound off with your thoughts in the comment section below!