With the announcement of the Vive, the speculation of a new Half-Life title was not far behind. That prompted the BBC to talk to HTC chairwoman Cher Wang about Valve's software properties and specifically Half-Life. She said:
I think Valve's best game is Dota, right, and Portal and [Team Fortress] and I think they are very keen to have them
We are co-operating with Half-life, and I think… I hope, you know, it will be on it.
It's hardly a ringing endorsement for Half-Life 3 on the headset, but it's something right? Again, I'd cool expectations. The BBC noted from its sources that:
Valve's own employees were surprised by Ms Wang's comments as they were not working on a Half-life game for the new helmet at the moment.
It's certainly only a matter of time before older Half-Life titles are ported over to the Vive I'd say. Whether that will come from fans or Valve is not yet clear, but they were some of the first games modded for the Oculus. I'd expect much the same here.
As for Half-Life 3? I don't think we are any closer to that game with the announcement of the Vive. If anything, I'd guess we are further away as Valve focus more and more on hardware.