Valve reportedly developing a new half-life for steam deck
Tyler McVicker, Valve News Network content creator, has revealed that Valve is working on a new Half-Life project under the codename Citadel. This project was explicitly designed with the steam deck in mind.
McVicker claims that Citadel will be an FPS/RTS hybrid with connections to the Half-Life series. Citadel’s gameplay is a mix of “Left 4 Dead”, Alien Swarm and an RTS. Half-Life will also play the game.
McVicker revealed in a YouTube video that Citadel’s controls would be tailored to the portable Steam Deck console.
McVicker claims that Citadel was designed initially to have a VR asymmetric cooperative component. He says that Citadel will be available for players in any form that it takes “within the next one-and-a-half to two years.”
The VR-exclusive Half-Life: Alyx, released last year, was the latest entry in the Half-Life series. It came 13 years after the 2007 episode Two of Half-Life 2. It received critical acclaim, which may have motivated Valve to return sooner to Half-Life.
Although Citadel has yet to be officially announced by Valve McVicker’s association is more convincing than his comments, McVicker’s association w/Valve gives his comments more credence. Due to issues in global supply chains, the delay of the Stream Deck has now been to 2022.