Near the top of 2017, Firewatch developer Campo Santo’s subsequent title made a formidable debut at The Game Awards. In the Valley of Gods promised to mix the studio’s glorious, narrative-driven design with the adventuresome spirit of Indiana Jones, and whereas the title was nonetheless in improvement when Valve acquired Campo Santo, the sport was placed on maintain as its builders moved onto different tasks, together with Half-Life: Alyx.
But for those who have been hoping that the launch of Half-Life: Alyx right this moment meant that In the Valley of Gods may be getting again on monitor quickly, you may need to put together for a protracted, lengthy wait. As Chris Remo – previously of Campo Santo – tells us in our interview with Valve, In the Valley of Gods continues to be “on maintain in the meanwhile.”
Remo says “We have been engaged on it when these of us from Campo Santo got here as much as Valve, and one thing we discovered over time was, in distinction to engaged on that sport, Valve was a spot with numerous groups, numerous tasks, rather a lot occurring.”
“There wasn’t actually ever like a selected second or resolution or something, however individuals have been engaged on different issues right here on the firm. I labored on Underlords for a bit. I’ve been engaged on Half-Life: Alyx now for some time. We simply finally got here to a conclusion as a crew like, ‘Oh, it seems like we’re all form of engaged on different stuff proper now. Let’s put this factor on maintain for a bit and work out over time what meaning.’ Really, that was about it.”
Last December, when In the Valley of Gods was first confirmed to be on maintain, Campo Santo co-founder Jake Rodkin stated it “actually seems like a venture individuals can and will return to. And when that occurs, we’ll discover an thrilling technique to let followers know.”
Prospective In the Valley of Gods followers may be becoming a member of these awaiting Half-Life 3 on the ‘Valve time’ bench, although as our Half-Life: Alyx assessment signifies, the latter group has much more to take pleasure in this week.