Half-Life Sequel Prospekt Coming in February
While jokes and rumours about the release of Half-Life 3 grow old, that doesn’t mean that talks of sequels stop. In fact, there is one sequel that has actually been confirmed, though Valve aren’t working on it.
Prospekt is currently available for pre-order on Steam and was originally a technical demo that was sent to Valve as part of a job application. Richard Seabrook has now found himself developing the game with Valve’s permission.
The idea behind Prospekt is that the game begins in the Nova Prospekt prison which exists in the Half-Life universe. The description on Steam gives details on the game:
“Prospekt begins in the Nova Prospekt prison in the Half-Life universe. Gordon Freeman is slowly being overrun by soldiers in the prison, however unknown to him, his Vortigaunt allies manage to find some help from a forgotten hero.”
The features revealed on Steam also give some ideas about what to expect from the game. This includes the fact that it will be a standalone version of the game that runs of the Source Engine. Although it uses official Valve assets and is fully licensed it does not need Half-Life 2 to run it.
The game will be around the same length of Half-Life 2: Episode One and continues the story of Opposing Force. It will consist of 13 new levels which feature scripted puzzles and action sequences. The developer also notes that the graphics have been given a boost with higher resolution textures used. The AI for the game has also been given a boost too.
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