Valve has a reputation for releasing great games, but the company has been in a stalemate when it comes to releases. Fans are even more disappointed to learn that there are many amazing canceled Valve projects as well.
New details of several Valve projects have emerged. These games were apparently scrapped between the releases of Half-Life 2: Episode 2 and Half-Life: Alyx. Here’s everything we know about those projects.
Valve’s secrets revealed
A new making-of series for Half-Life: Alyx shared a lot of details of what could’ve been. Geoff Keighley’s The Final Hours of Half-Life: Alyx is a 15-chapter series detailing everything that happened during the game’s development, and in it, it was revealed that there are five titles that have been scrapped over at Valve.
Fans will be greatly disappointed if they find out what these titles are, as these have been requested for a long time already.
One of the canceled Valve projects is Half-Life 3. Fans of Half-Life already know how long the wait has been between the last game’s cliffhanger ending and a new entry. It should come as a surprise that the game has already been started but was later on scrapped by Valve.
The upcoming sequel could’ve been a highly replayable game. Apparently, the missions take place in a procedurally generated world that includes different mission objectives.
Another of the scrapped titles would have been Left 4 Dead 3. The game was supposedly set in Morocco, and it would’ve been in an open-world setting, unlike the level-based progression of the previous games. The game would’ve apparently pit players against hundreds of zombies at a time.
Valve was also working on a project codenamed ‘RPG.’ Not much was revealed about this game other than that it would’ve been inspired by the likes of The Elder Scrolls, Dark Souls, and Monster Hunter.
The developer was also working on a game named A.R.T.I. It’s supposed to be a voxel-based game that featured open-ended destruction in the vein of Minecraft.
The other projects didn’t go deep into the development phase and most of which were just codenames to keep fans out of the loop if there ever was a leak.
These canceled Valve projects would’ve been great titles, and these were also games that fans have been longing for. While canceled temporarily, fans are still hoping that Valve will restart the development of these games eventually.
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