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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Comments • 4 546

  • Drexaan
    Drexaan 22 hours ago

    But HL Alyx wasn't in the game awards in any way!

  • Igor Gorbachev
    Igor Gorbachev Day ago +1

    The only reason why y saw Game Awards this year was because of this game..... You are a liar Geoff Keighley

    • Reid Harrington
      Reid Harrington 17 hours ago +2

      Igor Gorbachev have some respect, it’s not his fault, it’s valves. He works his ass off to get the game awards ready each year. He has no say in this scenario. If the game wasn’t ready I’d rather it not be shown anyway...



  • Mindelekas
    Mindelekas Day ago +1

    21:44 biggest lie I have ever heard this year.

    • Eira
      Eira 17 hours ago

      so because something that was true at the time this video came out is not true when the game awards happened it's suddenly a lie?
      Geoff can't predict the future you know.

  • Batflapers
    Batflapers Day ago

    Robin Walker seemed to be staring into the astral planes at the beginning, was Gabe communicating with him?

  • Rodless Reel
    Rodless Reel 2 days ago

    1.6 VR PLEASE!

  • Bryan Blain
    Bryan Blain 2 days ago +1

    0:49 welcome to apeture testing enrichment center

  • William Roberts
    William Roberts 3 days ago

    Thank you Captain Kirk for the great interview with Valve!

  • Jherson Salazar
    Jherson Salazar 3 days ago +2

    Y donde esta el chico de SUB'S de ESPAÑOL ? >:V

  • Warholamo
    Warholamo 3 days ago

    Dawn of the VR jump. I can't wait to see the future.

  • Kaos89
    Kaos89 3 days ago

    It only took 14 years for HL Alyx, so it will be another 14 years for HL3.

  • Connor Hughes GD
    Connor Hughes GD 3 days ago +1

    I’m 21, so I didn’t necessarily grow up on half life, but I do remember when half life 2 came out. I was 6, and my cousin beat it like 17 times. He showed me Garry’s mod, and I played it for so long using half life 2 assets. I didn’t actually play half life for a while, but I became obsessed immediately. I’ve waited a damn long time for another half-life. I feel for these guys though.. half-life 3 would be the most daunting gaming project in the history of gaming. I would not want to be the one to take responsibility for living up to that pressure. I personally think this game will be a stepping stone. They are going to test the waters to see if they can still do the series justice. You got this valve.

  • Smorf Hound
    Smorf Hound 4 days ago

    I am not sure keeping half Life a secret and making us wonder and wait is such a good idea. It's kind of spiteful.

  • iliabashel
    iliabashel 4 days ago

    these youngass guys does not look like old enough to were original half life creators
    sorry i dont trust their product

    • edward72399
      edward72399 3 days ago +1

      Can you edit your comment so it doesn't look like you're having a stroke?

  • 007vsMagua
    007vsMagua 5 days ago

    I hope Alex can be played sitting down. My knees have gone bad this last 12 years.

  • Jay D
    Jay D 6 days ago

    I’ve been looking for a good reason to purchase VR and THIS IS IT!

  • I Don't Care
    I Don't Care 6 days ago +1

    The man in the red shirt looks like Griffin and Travis McElroy combined into one person

  • FBicoolshaman
    FBicoolshaman 6 days ago

    This is not cool i am not a buy a vr

  • Forex Streams
    Forex Streams 6 days ago

    Stop saying “you know”

  • AlienFirefox
    AlienFirefox 6 days ago

    why not hl3 :(

    • AlienFirefox
      AlienFirefox 5 days ago

      @Ethan Sarien-Averin i disagree, they still owe us episode three, some people say they don't but it was promised and so where is it, they can release what they owe us and then if thats successful then start of hl3, we don;t need this vr shit

    • Ethan Sarien-Averin
      Ethan Sarien-Averin 5 days ago

      It’s better to play it safe in an interesting way rather than risk the integrity of the juggernaut name that is the Half Life series, imagine they just finish it but it’s absolutely horrendous incomplete, would you like that? No one would. This prequel allows them to make sure it’s not risking anything, story or gameplay wise.

    • AlienFirefox
      AlienFirefox 5 days ago

      @Petsto beh

    • Petsto
      Petsto 5 days ago

      Do you see the fear in the developers eyes? If this is an other artifact it better not be called hl3 XD
      If this works well who knows maybe in 5 years we will see a HL3
      If not it was just prequel a little experiment, we are just innovating :P

  • jimbo newtran
    jimbo newtran 7 days ago

    just think with a new half life they could use the assets from it to make garry's mod 2

  • Bassezza Estudios
    Bassezza Estudios 7 days ago

    Subtitulado en español!

  • Jesse Jay
    Jesse Jay 7 days ago +1

    When half life 3 comes in a few years. Come back to this comment for a surprise.

  • Jronix
    Jronix 7 days ago +4


  • spartanboosts
    spartanboosts 8 days 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 8 days ago +1

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

  • MicHaeL MonStaR
    MicHaeL MonStaR 8 days ago

    The stools they're sittingon; Half-Ass

  • MicHaeL MonStaR
    MicHaeL MonStaR 8 days 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 8 days ago +1

      Actually the headsets are usually the cheaper part if buying separately

  • macht rebel
    macht rebel 8 days 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 8 days ago

    g man interview half life creator ROFL

  • Martin Seitune
    Martin Seitune 8 days ago

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

  • Citrus Blast
    Citrus Blast 9 days ago

    the guy in the blue looks like cmilk from ADV China

  • Ace Widdlewade
    Ace Widdlewade 9 days ago

    Will there be a crow bar

  • Dzengiz Tafa
    Dzengiz Tafa 9 days 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 9 days ago

    After half life Alyx we need portal VR

  • kevin m
    kevin m 10 days ago

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

  • ElephantTusks
    ElephantTusks 10 days ago +3

    Interrupting, verbose interviewer mode unlocked. Bad posture activated.

    • MicHaeL MonStaR
      MicHaeL MonStaR 8 days ago

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

  • K Griffin
    K Griffin 10 days ago +1

    wish I had a VR set

    • Gogo
      Gogo 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 days ago +1

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

  • nov
    nov 10 days ago


  • Soulreaver
    Soulreaver 10 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 10 days ago

      Soulreaver me to

  • Rushad Patel
    Rushad Patel 11 days ago

    Big AAA game. Small small audiance :(

      EVOLICIOUS 10 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 11 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 8 days ago +1

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

  • Jeffrey Vauxhall
    Jeffrey Vauxhall 11 days ago

    13:46 The Pressure these guys went trough oml

  • zach7
    zach7 11 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 11 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 11 days ago

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

  • NoName
    NoName 11 days ago

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

  • Go Clunker
    Go Clunker 11 days ago +1

    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

    • ThatSpookyMan
      ThatSpookyMan 4 days ago +1

      good ol' "if i cant have it no one can"

    • Go Clunker
      Go Clunker 7 days ago

      @MartijnXD Quite sad how you kept it up for 24 hrs after calling me names, thinking about how smart you are, and removed it right after you got called out for not being able to do basic math. Good luck in life, you NEED IT.

      Next time you call someone an idi0t, remember your math skills and this comment :)

      MartijnXD replied: "Go Clunker 0.16% of the world is still 63.3 million people, lol"
      23 hours ago

    • MartijnXD
      MartijnXD 7 days ago

      @Go Clunker So I'm not allowed to remove a comment with a mistake immediately after writing it? Quite sad if you ask me.
      And the funny thing is that I never called you any names... I was literally pointing out that your argument was completely false and that you should stop using it as it is just untrue.

    • Go Clunker
      Go Clunker 7 days ago

      @MartijnXD "
      MartijnXD replied: "Go Clunker 0.16% of the world is still 63.3 million people, lol"
      23 hours ago
      Just for everyone to see in the future, lets immortalize what you actually said.

    • Go Clunker
      Go Clunker 7 days ago

      @MartijnXD What's wrong genius? had to delete your comment??? So much for calling others names.

  • Go Clunker
    Go Clunker 11 days ago +3

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

    • Valkaerie
      Valkaerie 4 days ago

      That might actually be a somewhat interesting puzzle based spinoff

  • Go Clunker
    Go Clunker 11 days ago

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

      EVOLICIOUS 10 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 11 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 10 days ago

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

    • jnstealth pow
      jnstealth pow 10 days ago +1

      @Gogo buncha haters

      EVOLICIOUS 10 days ago +1

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

    • Gogo
      Gogo 10 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 11 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 10 days ago

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

  • FoundationsofPause
    FoundationsofPause 12 days ago

    "Pick up that can."

      EVOLICIOUS 10 days ago +1

  • RETRO 1X
    RETRO 1X 12 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 10 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 10 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 12 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 10 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 10 days ago +2

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

    • Gogo
      Gogo 10 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 12 days ago

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

    • Dot Exe
      Dot Exe 10 days ago

      @EVOLICIOUS wow cool that you can read minds

      EVOLICIOUS 10 days ago +1

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

  • Naranj0
    Naranj0 12 days ago +10

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

  • John Magus
    John Magus 12 days ago

    That pixel art/tilework is so awesome.

    IL SORRIDENTE 12 days ago

    Half life 3