As I pointed out a few days ago, one of Valve Software’s priorities right now is selling Virtual Reality hardware. I would not be surprised if they see Virtual Reality as the new frontier, not just for gaming, and envision dominating that space.
Valve is no longer in the business of making games, but they will make a game to help market and sell the Valve Index, and that is what they have done with Half-Life: Alyx.
In interviews, Valve is going to spin why the game could not be made for PC, and why it took so long to make another Half-Life game, instead of saying they are trying to sell the Valve Index. And of course, the gaming industry has done what Valve expected them to do, which is ooh and aah over the Half-Life Alyx trailer and the prospects of a new Half-Life game.
I am sure the game is going to be excellent, but the reason for it’s creation and existence is because the Virtual Reality hardware business and the Valve Index specifically is important to Valve Software.
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