While it's a bit curious to drop news like this as the first tweet from a brand new account, Valve's long-established official Steam twitter account retweeted it - so signs are pointing toward it being legit.
Wanting to control the flow of information and step in front of any leaks in the build-up however, it is now confirmed that Valve will formally unveil the title on Thursday November 20 at 10AM Pacific Time.
Either way, we could hear more from Valve officially this Wednesday, or next month during The Game Awards itself.
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Those who have patiently (and not-so-patiently) suffered through year after year without new Half-Life will have three options - assuming this rumor comes to fruition.
Many gamers are excited to check out this Half-life version and are also looking forward to whether the company really stands up to what it says.
But it's verified, and the tweet has been retweeted by a few Valve folks, so we're confident it's legit: A new communications channel for a "new" kind of Valve, maybe.
If you need a refresher on the Half-Life series, I wouldn't blame you.
It's all just rumours at this point, but the skinny going around the bar is that Valve is developing Half-Life: Alyx, a VR exclusive title that will focus on fan favourite character Alyx Vance. If you've played HL2, you're likely aware that the game features a unique weapon that allows you to manipulate the environment-the Gravity Gun.
In the Valley of the Gods, from Campo Santo, was expected to be Valve's next games release.
Grab a jacket if you're heading to Hell, because Valve is making Half-Life games again!
Nothing much is known about the VR game, but it is said that the game will be exclusively made for PC VR systems, including Oculus Rift, Valve Index, HTC Vive, and Windows Mixed Reality. It is named Half-Life: Alyx, and is about to be revealed full very soon.
The online document supposedly contains snippets of an interview between Game Awards creator Geoff Keighley and Valve's Robin Walker, as well an unnamed third person (the document surmises it could possibly be Gabe Newell).