The iconic character from the franchise has a little message for us.
2020 is here, and it’s promising a lot of big gaming events. Not only is the beginning of the year absolutely stacked with big releases, next generation consoles will see out the year’s end. But one big event that was unexpected entirely was the announced return of Half-Life with the VR title Half-Life: Alyx. It’s scheduled to come this year, and one of the most iconic characters from the franchise has a special message for us.
Mike Shapiro, the voice actor for the mysterious G-Man, posted a video via his official Twitter account, in-character. G-Man wishes us a happy New Year’s, hoping we haven’t forgotten him. He also ominously says that we need to prepare for consequences. Those who have played through all the Half-Life 2 material will catch the reference in the last part.
Half-Life: Alyx is scheduled to be released sometime in March for PC and will be playable only via VR. The game is apparently being considered the next entry in the series and not just a mere spin-off, so it’ll be interesting if the game does actually move the narrative forward to some degree.
— Mike Shapiro (@mikeshapiroland) December 31, 2019