Half-Life: Alyx sequel and canceled Portal game datamined from Aperture Desk Job

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Valve’s Aperture Desk Job launched alongside the preliminary Steam Deck shipments. As the title says, it’s set in the identical universe because the Portal video games. What’s extra, its information comprise details about a Portal game we by no means received, a follow-up to Half-Life: Alyx, and extra.

The discovery was made by YouTuber Tyler McVicker, who focuses on Valve content material like Half-Life 2’s shock update final fall. McVicker has datamined Aperture Desk Job, unearthing 4 unreleased titles from Valve. As detailed within the YouTube video, these video games revolve round a few of the firm’s largest properties.

The most detailed of the discoveries is a undertaking referred to as Citadel. Set on the planet of Half-Life, it reportedly pits groups of Combine troopers towards rebels in an “RTS/FPS hybrid.” It sounds attention-grabbing to make sure, however McVicker is uncertain if Citadel is in lively growth at Valve — it’s actually by no means been formally introduced.

As for the opposite three initiatives, there’s much less to go on. Camera-based Portal game F-Stop has been recognized for a couple of years now, and it’s referenced in Desk Job’s code. The datamine additionally implies that CS: GO will move to Valve’s Source 2 engine, which isn’t terribly thrilling. However, the trace of a Half-Life: Alyx sequel undoubtedly is. The unique is likely one of the finest VR video games on the market, in any case.