The Final Hours of Half-Life: Alyx -- Behind Closed Doors at Valve Interview

  • Published on Nov 21, 2019
  • Geoff Keighley goes inside Valve to announce his next project: The Final Hours of Half-Life: Alyx, a look inside the past decade at Valve Software.
    For more on Half-Life: Alyx, tune into The Game Awards, streaming live December 12th.
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    In 2020, Geoff Keighley (The Game Awards) returns to his landmark Final Hours series for a new chapter chronicling Valve’s surprising return to the Half-Life series.
    This multimedia experience, created by Keighley over the past 9 years, takes customers inside Valve, one of the world’s most acclaimed developers, for a surprisingly honest and personal look at the ups and downs of the creative process.
    Keighley began his Final Hours series 21 years ago, in 1998, with The Final Hours of Half-Life, which he wrote as a sophomore in University. It was followed by The Final Hours of Half-Life 2 (2004) and The Final Hours of Portal 2 (2011).
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  • spartanboosts
    spartanboosts 17 minutes ago

    Games will be GTA in terms of detail, but in VR form. It's going to happen in our lifetime....well I'm 29. Hope we all get to experience it!

  • UltimatePiccolo
    UltimatePiccolo 2 hours ago +1

    Dario Casali from Final Doom's Plutonia Experiment? Wow, small world.

  • MicHaeL MonStaR
    MicHaeL MonStaR 4 hours ago

    The stools they're sittingon; Half-Ass

  • MicHaeL MonStaR
    MicHaeL MonStaR 4 hours ago

    9:52 Sooo, how about a motion-controller plus monitor version of the game?... The headset must be the most expensive part of the complete VR-sets, which is something people don't want to (or can't) invest in and perhaps don't even want to (I'm a bit of both). - You could do like a "PlayStation Move" thing and just have the motion-controllers. - It might be tricky because you can't move your view then, unless perhaps you could use something on the controllers... But there must be a way...

    • Jamie Vatarga
      Jamie Vatarga 37 minutes ago

      Actually the headsets are usually the cheaper part if buying separately

  • macht rebel
    macht rebel 10 hours ago

    I don't know how to say it correctly. I like the talk obviously, but I don't really like this artificial excitement and overstated approval of everything they say. I don't know, maybe I'm just in a bad mood.

  • Kush the space cat
    Kush the space cat 11 hours ago

    g man interview half life creator ROFL

  • Martin Seitune
    Martin Seitune 12 hours ago

    Es increible ver como no le dan bola al español 🖕🖕

  • Citrus Blast
    Citrus Blast 19 hours ago

    the guy in the blue looks like cmilk from ADV China

  • Ace Widdlewade
    Ace Widdlewade 22 hours ago

    Will there be a crow bar

  • Dzengiz Tafa
    Dzengiz Tafa Day ago

    Alright Gordon, your suit should keep you comfortable for all this... The specimen will be delivered to you in a few moments. If you would be so good as to climb up & start the rotors, we can bring the anti-mass spectrometer to 80% and hold it there until the carrier arrives...

  • BlitzBCR
    BlitzBCR Day ago

    After half life Alyx we need portal VR

  • kevin m
    kevin m Day ago

    if half life 3 was vr only at this point in time their would be riots in the street.

  • ElephantTusks
    ElephantTusks 2 days ago +3

    Interrupting, verbose interviewer mode unlocked. Bad posture activated.

    • MicHaeL MonStaR
      MicHaeL MonStaR 4 hours ago

      I bet Geoff is hiding the fact that he's actually 7 feet tall.

  • K Griffin
    K Griffin 2 days ago +1

    wish I had a VR set

    • Gogo
      Gogo 2 days ago +1

      K Griffin Pierre Budget headset: $230 samsung odyssey plus
      Mid range ( recommended ) : $350 Oculus rift s
      High end: $1000 Valve Index

  • Thordax
    Thordax 2 days ago

    ...bout time. But damn, VR required :(. 500bux that doesn't include the game. I hope other series come out (aka different perspective from same story - like the original), Seems inevitable.

      EVOLICIOUS 2 days ago

      Valve index does include HL:A for free, also the Index costs $1000, not $500. Valve will not make any flat games, they only make VR games now. If you want VR, you can buy any of the many different choices that span from $130-$1000, they all work perfectly fine for HL:A.

    • Gogo
      Gogo 2 days ago +1

      Thordax Pierre Budget headset: $230 samsung odyssey plus
      Mid range ( recommended ) : $350 Oculus rift s
      High end: $1000 Valve Index

  • Novalaki
    Novalaki 2 days ago


  • Soulreaver
    Soulreaver 2 days ago

    Holy shit, i am gonnaa be 20 next year. I never thought i´d actively participate in a Half-Life Game Release :D

    • Gogo
      Gogo 2 days ago

      Soulreaver me to

  • Rushad Patel
    Rushad Patel 2 days ago

    Big AAA game. Small small audiance :(

      EVOLICIOUS 2 days ago

      That's the case with every HL game. They release these games on new hardware that pushes the gaming industry.

  • Annie Skywalker
    Annie Skywalker 2 days ago +1

    My sister, who I grew up taking turns on my brothers computer playing half life 2 with, has a vr set up, so I will be able to play this game when I go visit her, I’ll probably end up posting my gameplay because I feel so bad for those who can’t play it😭

    • MicHaeL MonStaR
      MicHaeL MonStaR 3 hours ago +1

      You and everyone else (with a TVclip-job) and their dog will do videos on it... Don't you worry...

  • Jeffrey Vauxhall
    Jeffrey Vauxhall 2 days ago

    13:46 The Pressure these guys went trough oml

  • zach7
    zach7 2 days ago +2

    I'm sorry but 3:40 yeah I'm glad you realized that people wanted a game, not a tech demo cause that's what the lab was.

  • Roman Khamov
    Roman Khamov 2 days ago

    I gotta say, I found that Geoff (the interviewer) was interrupting and injecting his own comments too much. Would much rather listen to the developers speak more.

  • Renzsu
    Renzsu 2 days ago

    Dude, stop interrupting them mid-explanation.. you keep talking over them!

  • NoName
    NoName 3 days ago

    A VR Portal game using F-Stop would be cool!

  • Go Clunker
    Go Clunker 3 days ago

    You can see the interview answers are so forced and controlled. Gabe is behind a mirror glass, watching and listening. Yasss, push a failing technology no one is buying, yasssss

    • Go Clunker
      Go Clunker 3 hours ago

      @MartijnXD The irony here is that you cannot do simple math. .16% out of 7.7billion is 63.3 million? Might wanna learn basic math before you call others names...

    • Go Clunker
      Go Clunker Day ago

      @MartijnXD So, less than .16% of the world population. Might wanna study in school, you need it.
      Cool story :)

    • MartijnXD
      MartijnXD Day ago

      @Go Clunker I don't think you read my first comment, but I'll say it again: the most expensive consumer headset on the market is still top selling on Steam. Not only that, but it has been completely sold out in 2 countries already.
      And that's just one headset. I can imagine that the more affordable Windows Mixed reality headsets are selling even more units.
      So your arguments are completely wrong. You should probably just stop, as it's making you look like a major fool.

    • Go Clunker
      Go Clunker Day ago

      @EVOLICIOUS 12 million users in a world of how many BILLION? yeah, i look stupid.

    • Go Clunker
      Go Clunker Day ago

      @MartijnXD 3 years later, and NO ONE WANTS IT. Its the Virtual boy of 2019

  • Go Clunker
    Go Clunker 3 days ago +1

    In 15 years, we’ll see Half-Life: Kliner

  • Go Clunker
    Go Clunker 3 days ago

    Can’t afford VR and never wanted to buy it, so, maybe I’ll play in 4-6 years

      EVOLICIOUS 2 days ago

      you have no idea what you are missing out on. Go get on a VR kit. Check out BONEWORKS, that games comes out in a week!
      Also Asgard's wrath, Stormland, Vertigo 2, Lone Echo 2, Vader Immortal, Trover Saves the Universe, Vox Machinea, Windlands 2, Robo Recall, H3VR (hotdogs, horseshoes and hand grenades), Blade & Sorcery, Cosmic Trip, Espire 1, Arizona Sunshine, MMORPG OrbisVR, Space Junkies, Gorn, Fujii, Holoception, VTOL VR, Rec Room, Tilt Brush, SuperHot VR, Virtual Virtual Reality, Beat Saber, Pistol Whip, Onward, Pavlov, Contractors vr, Zero Caliber, Compound vr, google earth vr, virtual desktop, skyrimvr, NMSVR, so many amazing VR games and that is just off the top of my head.

  • jnstealth pow
    jnstealth pow 3 days ago +2

    Anyone that still or ever thought VR was a gimmick, and not the future of gaming, and plenty of other markets, is either just plain thick, or they haven't been able to try a solid experience in VR. Been gaming since gaming became a common thing, and i already wont even touch anything outside of VR now. Will never go back.

    • Gogo
      Gogo 2 days ago

      jnstealth pow eventually in their life they will try VR and will be proven wrong I bet haha

    • jnstealth pow
      jnstealth pow 2 days ago +1

      @Gogo buncha haters

      EVOLICIOUS 2 days ago +1

      Literally only people that haven't tried VR think VR is a gimmick.

    • Gogo
      Gogo 2 days ago +2

      jnstealth pow so many people haven't tried it so they just say bad stuff about it lol

  • Danny Ludford
    Danny Ludford 3 days ago

    Did anyone notice towards the end when he mentioned zombies and the other 2 looked annoyed? Did he accidentally announce left 4 dead 3 ??

      EVOLICIOUS 2 days ago

      L4DVR was leaked a few days ago from strings that VNN found, it's definitely coming next year sometime.

  • FoundationsofPause
    FoundationsofPause 4 days ago

    "Pick up that can."

      EVOLICIOUS 2 days ago +1

  • RETRO 1X
    RETRO 1X 4 days ago

    If this game fails we probably won’t get HL3 and hopefully HL3 will be VR and keyboard and mouse compatible

    • RETRO 1X
      RETRO 1X 2 days ago

      EVOLICIOUS whoa look at this try hard every body lmao I did listen also I have used a lot of VR headsets and there are a few games that are KBM compatible maybe if you cared to do your research before opening your mouth you’d know that🤷🏻‍♂️

      EVOLICIOUS 2 days ago

      Nope. HL3 will never happen. Valve is not going to make a flat game, they only make VR games now. VR games are not KBM compatible, if you cared to actually listen to the devs in the video, you'll know that's is not how VR works.

  • game exe
    game exe 4 days ago +1

    i dont get this artificial hype about this VR tech demo spinoff that no one can really play because the way half life is supposed to be played(mouse and keyboard) is not supported...

      EVOLICIOUS 2 days ago

      "artificial hype" lmao, you are delusional. If you cared to actually watch the video, you'll find that literally every word you typed is not even remotely true. It's a full game, 12+ million VR users are going to play it, HL was supposed to be played only on new technology (literally what the HL series is made to do). You can't play a VR game with KBM, dumbass. WATCH THE VIDEO.

    • Gogo
      Gogo 2 days ago +2

      Budget headset: $230 samsung odyssey plus
      Mid range ( recommended ) : $350 Oculus rift s
      High end: $1000 Valve Index

    • Gogo
      Gogo 2 days ago +2

      game exe VR is the only way l that half life could of continued. Gabe Newell said: "VR has energized the studio." Valve wants to push gaming forward again and you should be glad to be here to witness it

  • Dot Exe
    Dot Exe 4 days ago

    They look guilty, like they know it's going to dissapoint or something...

    • Dot Exe
      Dot Exe 2 days ago

      @EVOLICIOUS wow cool that you can read minds

      EVOLICIOUS 2 days ago

      No, they are nervous people won't like it. Which every dev goes through.

  • Naranj0
    Naranj0 4 days ago +4

    I like how Geoff deliberately wore the hazard suit for this interview.

  • John Magus
    John Magus 4 days ago

    That pixel art/tilework is so awesome.

    IL SORRIDENTE 4 days ago

    Half life 3

  • Fernando Arias
    Fernando Arias 5 days ago

    this game will be imposible to play with a mouse and keyboard, "Modders" -hold my beer

  • McSkillet
    McSkillet 5 days ago +2

    Look at that guys body positioning and how he sits, he definietly closes the fridge with his hips.

  • Immortal Zombie
    Immortal Zombie 5 days ago

    @19:50 Geoff remembers he is a half black half orange octopus

  • Adam Paolella
    Adam Paolella 5 days ago

    really great interview. I liked how “casual” it seemed. Too many you knows though, you know?

  • Firdaus Mohamad
    Firdaus Mohamad 5 days ago +1

    Make the Half Life wins the Game Awards next year or best VR game

  • Brendan Custer
    Brendan Custer 5 days ago +1

    He's like a kid in a candy store isn't he, haha, so great to see

  • Johnny Two Hands
    Johnny Two Hands 5 days ago

    “People think you haven’t been making games, but there’s been a whole bunch of games that have been cancelled and never shipped over the past 10 years”. SO YOU HAVENT BEEN MAKING GAMES. YOUVE BEEN PLAYING WITH YOUR DI*KS IN AN OFFICE FOR A DECADE. LoL. I wish I could tell my boss “hey boss it’s not that we haven’t built a house in 10 years, it’s just that we’ve started a bunch of houses and tore them all down before we could sell them for one reason or another”. YOURE FIRED.

      EVOLICIOUS 2 days ago

      You're a moron and have no word comprehension.

  • Blake Mahaffey
    Blake Mahaffey 6 days ago

    "Here is an interview where the interviewer talks more than the people he's interviewing"
    This shit is insufferable

  • xzaz2
    xzaz2 6 days ago

    WHY are they so scared about HL3?

    • T-1000
      T-1000 3 days ago

      Because it suppose to be a Holy Grail of gaming.

  • TheFailLord72
    TheFailLord72 6 days ago

    20:12 "WARNING. SYSTEM OVERLOAD. STALL, STALL, STALL." Common Robin, SAY IT! "Shutting down :)"

  • KanepiSFM
    KanepiSFM 6 days ago

    Does this mean you'll update SFM?

  • Nesmir
    Nesmir 6 days ago

    5:00 A VR Portal could be pretty coooooooooooooool

  • Alex Trainor
    Alex Trainor 6 days ago +1

    Half Life: Monopoly

  • SoldatJones
    SoldatJones 6 days ago +1

    I'm old, I was fascinated by the tiling in the kitchen. Love the murals of the various games :)

  • Crabbiy
    Crabbiy 6 days ago

    13:50 I remember Marc Laidlaw saying Valve would never shy away from a project out of fear. I guess they really have changed. I would be very sad if they never continue the story after episode 2, but i'm super happy they made a new HL game. I think it will be great.

  • Caterpillar
    Caterpillar 6 days ago

    That guy has got such a good profile

  • SirKnobofCheese
    SirKnobofCheese 6 days ago

    The way Valve has gone about making another halflife game has been nothing short of pathetic.

    • SirKnobofCheese
      SirKnobofCheese Day ago

      @EVOLICIOUS They've spent the last 12 years counting the money they make off steam and now they finally make a new Halflife game and its a f**king prequel. Thats a f**king joke.

      EVOLICIOUS 2 days ago

      Says the guy that is literally pathetic, lmao.

  • Archamus DK
    Archamus DK 7 days ago

    why not call it half life 3?

      EVOLICIOUS 2 days ago

      Because it's not HL3, it's a prequel to HL2 called HL:Alyx.

  • sifil311
    sifil311 7 days ago

    Who cares. Laf. I'd rather see Gabe's knife collection.

  • Cory Redding
    Cory Redding 7 days ago

    (What follows is completely wrong. Corrected by the commentator below)
    "How did this idea come to be?"
    They watched node boneworks videos. Seriously go buy that game before HL when it releases.

    • Cory Redding
      Cory Redding Day ago

      @EVOLICIOUS thanks for the education.

      EVOLICIOUS 2 days ago

      Wrong. It's the complete opposite. Boneworks was made when Brandon got an early play test of HL:Alyx two years ago at Valve HQ when he was invited after dropping Duck Season. Valve helped SLZ make Boneworks.

  • RDM
    RDM 7 days ago

    12 лет прошло, механику они для вр пилили. Да конечно прикольно, но лично я себе не могу позволить VR. Где Episode 3,4, Half Life 3?😥

  • w0mbatina
    w0mbatina 7 days ago

    I cant believe they thought the lab was a big game changing thing for vr. Like, really, you are that out of touch?

      EVOLICIOUS 2 days ago

      The Lab did change gaming a lot, it's an amazing tech demo and jump started tons of popular VR games.

    • Gogo
      Gogo 2 days ago +1

      w0mbatina no it just showed them the potential of VR.

  • Sanjar Zhantemirov
    Sanjar Zhantemirov 7 days ago

    Вы тоже тут от гавера?

  • Rapa Nuii
    Rapa Nuii 7 days ago

    “We’re very excited about building more Half-Life”
    Don't do that.. don't give me hope...