Valve burned out: a data miner found the code for the new Half-Life in an update for the Valve Index

Rumors about Half-Life VR have been circulating on the Internet since 2018, but gamers have never seen any solid evidence.

Now the existence of the project is confirmed by the code found in the update for the Valve Index virtual reality helmet.

What is known

Blogger Tyler McVicker, who runs the Valve channelNews Network, dug into The Lab's update for the Valve Index. In the patch code, the YouTuber discovered a game with the codename Codename: Shooter. The lines associated with the project say that the player will be placed in a simulation of City 17, and he will fight against Combine Soldiers. The code also mentions weapons from Half-Life and the G-Man test.

The gameplay, judging by the lines of code,resembles a shooting gallery. Gamers will be dropped into locations in City 17, where they will have to shoot back from waves of enemies, and sometimes even solve puzzles. And, of course, the new Half-Life is designed for virtual reality.

The author of the video notes that the source codebelongs to a prototype, which, most likely, the developers are testing inside the studio. Otherwise, the game would be called more explicitly than Codename: Shooter. So some of the described mechanics may not make it to the final version, and even more – the game itself may not survive to release if the developers cannot make it interesting.