Valve Working On Unannounced Game Featuring “Ambitious Never Before Seen” Gameplay
Valve is working on an unannounced game that is said to feature ambitious, never before seen gameplay and puzzles.
The LinkedIn profiles of a former level designer and an existing artist at Valve have revealed that the company is working on an unannounced game that will feature ambitious, never before seen gameplay mechanics.
In his listed experience, Michael Anderson states that, as a level designer at Valve, he had developed a variety of prototypes with his team. The aforementioned prototypes were developed for the purpose of creating ambitious, never-before-seen gameplay for an unannounced project. He was involved in the development of AI, player mechanics, and puzzles from scratch.
Meanwhile, artist Boyang Zhu also lists an unannounced title that is in development at Valve as his current project. He doesn’t go into detail about his work pertaining to the project, however.
Valve Corporation is an American game developer, publisher, and digital distribution company headquartered in Bellevue, Washington. It is the creator of Half-Life, Counter-Strike, Portal, Day of Defeat, Team Fortress, Left 4 Dead, and Dota in addition to the software distribution system Steam.
Former Microsoft employees Gabe Newell and Mike Harrington founded Valve in 1996. Half-Life, a first-person shooter released in 1998, was a commercial and critical success and had a lasting impact on the FPS genre thanks to its realism, scripted sequences, and seamless story. Half-Life 2 was released in 2004 after Valve released Steam in 2003. Half-Life 2 received positive reviews and amassed 12 million sales by 2011. It featured advanced physics systems and a greater emphasis on plot and characters. The episodic sequel Half-Life 2: Episode One was released by Valve in 2006, and Episode Two, the multiplayer game Team Fortress 2, and the puzzle game Portal were all released in 2007. 2011 saw the release of Portal 2.
In the 2010s, Valve produced fewer games and experimented with hardware and virtual reality. It launched the Valve Index VR headset in 2019 after entering the hardware market with the Steam Machine line of gaming computers. In 2020, it made a comeback to the Half-Life series with its leading VR title, Half-Life: Alyx. A portable gaming system called the Steam Deck was introduced by Valve in 2022.