GREG COOMER "MORE HALF-LIFE IS COMING

>Longtime Valve employee Greg Coomer (at Valve since 1997) said that making games remains "very important" to Valve

>"Valve has a lot of games in development. We will continue to release games," Coomer said. "Game development is very important to Valve. I don't know the exact numbers, but the percentage of employees involved in game development is high. A lot of people are involved."

>"Half-Life: Alyx was a really fun game to make," Coomer said. "Even for [those of] us who worked on that world, it's still fun to go back there and tell more stories.

>"Also, there are many challenges in virtual reality, and it was an interesting task to solve them. Half-Life works are always accompanied by technological innovation, so it was a big step in that sense as well ... Half-Life: Alyx is a sign that Valve has more to say about that world.

https://www.pcgamer.com/valve-once-again-insists-that-it-has-a-lot-of-games-in-development-wants-to-continue-exploring-half-life/

  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    just give us a solid non vr half life fellas, c'mon. 10 hour game tops, this year, release it. Fucks sake.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      fuck you I want more valve VR games, Alyx is one of the best games of all time, poorfags coping wont change that

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >one of the best games of all time
        >poorfags
        imagine compensating for the only good vr hardware out there, and for the only good vr game out there
        jesus man

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >and for the only good vr game out there
          Pavlov is fun, Into the Radius is fun

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I dont understand what the whole post means but there are a bunch of great vr games there just isnt enough

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        if your eyes cant see vr parkinsons tremors your eyes confirmed for working at 30hz

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        > Alyx is one of the best games of all time
        Alyx is a glorified fucking Wii game almost entirely built around their shitty fucking motion control 4.0 crap
        instead of giving me kino immersion it gave me fucking float hand porn, fuck that piece of shit and fuck VR if all it's ever gonna do is jerk motion controls in your face
        and as HL game it shit the bed as hard as humanly possible, double fuck you points for that

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Alyx isn't even one of the best VR games nevermind one of the best games

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      i can tell you havent played alyx. but going back to keyboard and mosue after playing half life in vr will feel like going back 5 generations

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Alyx
        >shitty movement
        >fewer enemies
        >claustrophobic maps
        >HL2
        >speed
        >open world sections in Episode 2
        >diverse enemy types

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          painfully obvious youve never played Alyx

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            waggle eyescreen fag cope

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Go shoot some more headcrabs.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            the half life 2 VR mod on steam is so much better than Alyx it's not even funny

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Half-Life 2 VR just proves you wrong. Alyx is a great introduction to VR. A sequel doesn’t have to be held to that standard. It can ramp things up as hard as any half-life game ever has.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous
      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        VR is not an outright replacement for mouse and keyboard gaming. stop pretending it is

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I still haven't finished Alyx. I fucking hate the effort to get VR going.

        >clear space
        >Close door so wife doesn't see me/film me and post to facebook
        >Get tether out
        >Put on helmet
        >Turn on
        >Take off helmet so I can load up Oculus App and Steam VR
        >Put helmet back on
        >Redraw boundary
        >Wait 5 minutes for everything to load
        >Enter VR wired mode
        >Enter Steam (another 5 minutes)
        >Start game
        >Pause after 2 minutes to defog
        >Repeat step 3 times
        >Finally play game
        >30 minutes in sore eyes and a headache
        It's just a chore. I don't like V.R. for *games* so much as I do interactive movies. Not that there are any good ones released on there.

        The one thing that keeps me hopeful and intrigued is the reaction I had to horror games. I played Affliction. On a desktop it would be a complete waste of time and dull, not to metion I've never been scared by a game, and very few movies. However, despite playing the low rez mobile quest version of the game (on sale) I was barely a couple of minutes into it and I was legitimately terrified. Not "movie scared" but actual "real world" scared. To the point that, even with being in a room with my friend cooking and talking on the phone, I had to stop, relax, and start again. It's hard to explain - my reactions were physiologically closer to an experience happening to me, than they were to playing a game or watching a movie.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          door so wife doesn't see me/film me and post to facebook
          beta cuck detected

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >30 minutes in sore eyes and a headache
          I upgraded to a vive pro 2 and I can play for hours the only limit being my physicality

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Oculus App
          You made the mistake of getting Facebook VR instead of something actually good. With the Index I just start SteamVR and I'm good to go

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Put on Quest 2
          >Configure standing VR without drawing boundaries but it was probably pre-configured before
          >Click on Air Link button
          >Click on game button in recents
          >play

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      hell no. vr only

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You don't understand anon. For a Half-Life to release it NEEDS to be innovative and revolutionise the industry.
      Man I just want a conclusion to a story.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        you know what's innovative and revolutionary? a fucking good game releasing in current year, that's what's innovative and revolutionary

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I just want another atmospheric dystopian FPS with solid gameplay and an engaging story

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Attend American highschool

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I just want another half life game to play through with my synergy bros and assets to play with on garrysmod

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        then put it on the steam deck, there's yer innovation

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        no it doesn't. from the perspective of the hl1 devs, they were just making a generic fps.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >a solid non vr half life
      It's like you admit that you want them to not innovate with the next one and actually go backwards just to cater to you.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They will probably make hl3 for vr, if they ever make it. Gaben likes to push the boundaries with the hl games.

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >"Valve has a lot of games in development.
    They always have games in development, and 99.9% of them are scraped because there is no metric or requirement to push it out the door.
    >We will continue to release games,
    With no deadlines or timelines meaning SOMETIME

    Valve says the same shit since 2004, in other news people who swim get wet.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They made Alyx in 2020

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Cool 1 game, in a hiatus of how long13 years or so? Hell even Ep1 and Ep2 were outsourced for a large part of the development before scrapping.

        Didn't they say that they will restructure?

        That's the thing, valve from all accounts of ex employees and interviews have no set standard of a work environment or structure. Unless you listen to "I heard it trust me bro" Tyler vicker, you're barking up the wrong tree. The only restructuring that went on to any extent was gaben moving to NZ because the nogs in the North West were yukky!

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >valve makes so much money from steam they just let the game devs do whatever they like
          sounds like a cool place to work, where do I sign up?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            try their website

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            their website
            they hire plenty of people
            but its a grueling interview progress people say
            they also have a bunch of lefty progressive types who will probably drive the company into the ground once the old timers finally die or retire

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Volvo is pretty much the only old type company. It won't hire you because you slaved in coomer college for 10 years and got three degrees, but they'll hire some kids who made a walking sim gabe and the boys personally liked.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Didn't they say that they will restructure?

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    wow i would be excited 10 years ago actual nah probably not

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Half Life Blue Shift 2 confirmed!!!

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >hated original Blue Shift because it's a short boring wet fart of an expansion pack
      >play Black Mesa's Blue Shift remake
      >it's fantastic

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Black Mesa did the expansions?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Different team recreated it with the BM assets and a few other things. It actually is way more interesting and feels like a real Bareny backstory than blue shift was.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Yeah, Chapter 4 of the new Blue Shift was out in December I think. Goes all the way up until Barney gets sent to Xen for the first time. Really recommend it.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        thanks but no thanks

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >muh politics
          Who the fuck cares.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            don't tell me, i didn't put it there

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              You're the one who went looking for it.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                no, i went looking for what the actual fucking requirements for the mod is. couldn't find it. did find that.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >country defending itself from invaders = BAD

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >implying Ukraine is a "country"
            lol

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          die

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Having an actual posse of people form around Barney is really cool in the 90's disaster movie way.
        I ship otis with the lady scientist.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      opposing force was way better than half life 1

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Where's that screencap of the redditor the fessed up to being the one that caused this change? I hope that fucking retard has a shitty life

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The playtester was me btw

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You're a braindead piece of shit, the damage people like you have caused to the design of games is irreparable and I hope you fall down a long flight of stairs

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Those cave sections were still shit. Worst part of EP1

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        That's from EP2 dummy

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Microtransactions really aren't shit. THIS is what killed video games.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >He got paid to run to the right for half an hour

      I want that job

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >get stuck in a maze
      >do wallhugging, not the stupidest idea in the world
      >but there's a loop so you get ridiculed for the rest of your life
      rotten luck

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >wallhug
        >doesn't work
        >try again 200 times

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          it was probably a long loop. i don't get why they didn't just add a landmark or two.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >greg coomer

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    its the year of Prospero

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    haha coomer

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Where's the artifact chud?

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    RICOCHET CHADS OUR TIME IS NOW

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >coomer confirms HL3
    FULLY
    MODELED
    CERVIX

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      So what was this for again? wasn't it the cinematic mod?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        correct. I actually liked the cinematic mod but the ferns I think triggered more people than the vagina

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Let's see that puss, faggit!

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's sad, but I really don't think there will ever be another Half Life anytime soon because Valve is obsessed with "innovation". Which is a fine thing to strive for, but we're nearing the end of Moore's Law and only so much can be done with VR that doesn't involve brain chips. What people really expect from the Half Life franchise isn't "innovation", but more Half Life. Like ten years from now, Half Life Alyx's legacy will not be "oh man I can pick up bottles and see the liquid inside" or "wow I can bully headcrabs by trapping them under buckets", but character and plot related stuff like the lobotomized vortigaunt, the vortigaunt mural, the Xen infestation zone, and of course the G-Man at the end. Those things are neat additions to the franchise. The VR stuff is cool and innovative, but nobody will care in the long term - just like how nobody cares about all the physics seesaw puzzles in HL2. Sure, physics were extremely innovative. But in the long run it quickly loses its relevance, not when compared to everything else about HL2. Valve needs to focus on getting a good game out in the hands of consumers and not masturbating to lofty ideas regarding sign language or some other bullshit.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      on the contrary, innovation in VR right now should focus on getting costs down and resolution up, then you can add fun stuff like full body tracking without pricing out 99% of the market.

      VR will gain in popularity as PC hardware catches up, only the 4080/4090 are capable of having a seamless experience with current gen VR hardware on any game that doesnt look like a cheap indie unity game

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        VR is a meme and has been since the 90s

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          haha yeah, 1080p is all you need rite xD

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Unironically yes

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            That has nothing to do with wearing a fucking helmet on your head and wave your hands around like a retard. That's why VR is a meme. Who wants to do that shit other than turbo autists?

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              VR is literally the best way to play FPS games

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >full body tracking
        Yeah I totally want to prance around my living room like a redditor when I play games after work. Get fucking real.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I know your fat but maybe full body VR could be the push for you to stop being a disgusting lard ass
          >he doesnt want to sparta kick people in the face in VR
          fatty

          VR is never going to be mainstream, and it isn't because of cost. It's because you have to entangle yourself into it. My test is a simple phone call and how easy it is to: A. notice it, and B. get yourself untangled and answer it. Normalfags have lives and don't want to shut themselves off completely. Desktop and console gaming are the best balance between immersion and still existing in the real world. VR quickly takes its toll.

          I know your gay fisher price switch will have much more mass market appeal but the segment of the market that still likes to get immersed in a game for over 2 hours at a time is still pretty sizeable

          That has nothing to do with wearing a fucking helmet on your head and wave your hands around like a retard. That's why VR is a meme. Who wants to do that shit other than turbo autists?

          sour grapes

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I don't own a Switch, moron.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            No, because dancing around in VR is basically playing pretend. I stopped playing pretend when I was a kid.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >stopped playing pretend
              >plays video games

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >Stopped playing pretend when I was a kid
              >Still playing video games
              Does someone wanna tell him?

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >I stopped playing pretend when I was a kid.
              >but I still play videogames
              least_insightful_post.jaypeg

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        VR is never going to be mainstream, and it isn't because of cost. It's because you have to entangle yourself into it. My test is a simple phone call and how easy it is to: A. notice it, and B. get yourself untangled and answer it. Normalfags have lives and don't want to shut themselves off completely. Desktop and console gaming are the best balance between immersion and still existing in the real world. VR quickly takes its toll.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        VR could've been a thing if the memedemic didn't happen and people weren't actually starving and playing on decade old rigs because you need a mortgage to buy a new gpu that would've costed 200 bucks in 2016.
        Now it's fucking dead.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They could innovate in optimization techniques, physics, NPC AI, rendering technology, map generation, in-game systems, animation algorithms, etc. Progression leaps don't need to be VR or AR or anything hardware related really, we haven't reached a gaming technology peak like you're suggesting. The problem is that modern publishers are focused on meme features like ray tracing that tank performance for little gain in return.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I don't need any of that man. I just wanted to go to the arctic with Alyx and take out snow combine. I still play HL2 with mods to this day because it's a completely bewitching setting I could never get enough of but Valve needs to be the INDUSTRY INNOVATOR I fucking guess. I should just make an HL2 clone.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          My point is that 'le innovation' isn't excuse to not make games for flat screens.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        My metric is destruction physics and surpassing pre-conceived memory limitations. If your FPS gets outclassed by FEAR with mods in that department then you need to go back and fix it.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Gary, my beloved...

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >he dosnt show up again
        man alyx had some cool shit, but fuck me does it shit the bed past the first 30%
        early on you have vorts, the creepy living rat puzzles, all those 3d puzzles and then it turns into a boring slog
        it desperately needed new weapon and enemies for second part

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          The final boss being an extremely scripted series of setpieces with a fucking strider poking around building rubble was also super lame. Not sure what the fuck they were thinking with that.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The story is also probably a big factor why they can't get HL3 out. The combine are probably one of the most realistic implementations of an evil alien race in any media purely from the scale and how outclassed they are. It feels like they bit off way more than they could chew and made a situation with a ridiculous megalith dyson sober tier enemy to face against and half a dozen different massive cliff hangers all at the end of Ep2 that would be a nightmare to resolve properly. Hell we haven't even learned anything about the G-Man's employers which would be even bigger than the combine.
      There's lots of situations where writers write themselves into a corner with no way out but HL3 is like the opposite, they wrote themselves into a minefield. The sheer scale and number of things in play now is a lot and honestly they'd probably need multiple sequels post Ep2 to properly resolve everything. They simply couldn't decide on what they want the story to be and therefore nothing ever got made.

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Valve employee Greg Coomer (at Valve since 1997) said that making games remains "very important" to Valve
    pull the other one, it's got bells on

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >2023
    >202
    >4
    >2004
    >3
    >2023 Half-Life 3 confirmed

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Theres no way this dude is actually called COOMER LMAO

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    oh good they finally gave up on being a hardware ocmpany.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      After their other failures, steam deck is actually good. Get over it.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      lmao, Steam Deck is their biggest source of revenue right now. Future of the company.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Very doubtful. They can't be turning much profit on each unit. Not saying its not a success, but getting 30% of each game sale is way more profitable than a small profit or even a loss on each steam deck. The Steam deck exists to bring people into the ecosystem.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        source: anons shitty poopy ass

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >COOMER

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Coomer

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >2007

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >more VR shit

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >technological innovation
    So Half Life """3""" will be made for the Deck.

    Hopefully they do something interested with a mobile enabled platform.

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >source: my blasted asshole

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Who cares, we saw what "more Half-Life" from nuvalve looks like

    literally 15 years too late

  23. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I want 30 hour long "on the rails"-like game set in half life universe.

  24. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Coomer

  25. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Shephard bros we are so back

  26. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Coomer

  27. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >COOMER

  28. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Coomer

  29. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I wouldn't mind Half Life Coomer edition.

  30. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Wanna go to valve hq and set fire to everything VR related. In minecraft

  31. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You mena more VR crap?

  32. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I don’t want more Half-Life. I want Valve to honor their existing word to the community, finish Artifact Foundry, and hold the million-dollar tournament.

    Valve screwed over the Artifact fanbase by cancelling the Artifact 2.0 beta without even allowing users to invite friends like they said they would in January 2021 and does not deserve your financial support for these gross consumer-unfriendly practices.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      https://vocaroo.com/19EecS1flGrM

  33. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Half-Life works are always accompanied by technological innovation
    So I take it the next HL is coming when they release a new VR headset at best, at worst when we get magic brain-computer interfaces for games.

  34. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Will we get a sequel to Hunt Down the Freeman?

  35. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Ricochet 2

  36. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They should recreate the Dyson sphere scene from Epistle 3 in VR. Or something similar to that.

  37. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    AY DIS bro NAME COOMER AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  38. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Half-Life: Alyx was fun but you could tell its a lower budget and lower focus project
    While i would like hl3 be non VR, i would also like an AAA VR from valve.
    Alex proved they could do a really good VR game, and since then control methods and VR controllers got solidified by Meta quest and index like design so they would be much less problems and more room to focus on the gameplay.

  39. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Okay but where is Neon Prime?

  40. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Half-Life works are always accompanied by technological innovation
    great
    more gimmicks

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I thought this was a map of iran from the thumbnail

  41. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It is going to be a VR game.

  42. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >GREG COOMER
    if you're going to make a fake leak at least use a believable name

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >he doesn't know

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      dr coomer in hl1 is a reference to him

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Zoomers don't even play the first 5 minutes of Half-Life?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        they are unironically being filtered by the monorail cutscene

  43. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >coomer
    heheh

  44. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Clive Cumshot
    Jimmy Jizzer
    Edward Ejaculator
    Masturbating Mike
    Jason Jackoff
    Fred Fap
    Walter Wank
    Simon Orgasm

  45. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >MORE HALF-LIFE IS COMING
    Heard that before, in fucking 2007.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      2 more weeks

  46. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Where the FUCK is Neon Prime

    What are they fucking waiting for

  47. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    hl3 in two weeks, lads

  48. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    where is project citadel?

  49. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Valve doesn't make games. They barely support the old games they bought out.

  50. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >GREG COOMER "MORE HALF-LIFE IS COMING
    hah

  51. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I was assuming this would be one of those shitposts where OP‘s link is a url he made up but no there really is someone named Greg Coomer working at Valve

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