RUMOR: Nintendo approached Valve for exclusive Switch game, Half-Life Tactics (cancelled)

Muzy

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Summary:
-Stresses this is UNCORROBORATED
-Nintendo approached Valve for an exclusive Half-Life title of some kind
-Gabe likes the switch
-They don’t promise anything but start prototyping
-Cancelled in 2017-2018

Watch the video for full details.

Just to be clear, this is uncorroborated!
 
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NippleViking

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Valve greenlighting a Half Life tactics game before a new proper HL title would have made the Diablo Immortal reaction look like any other Wednesday. I seriously doubt this rumour, as I cannot possibly believe Valve are that ignorant.
 

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imagine the reaction if the a logo faded in and said "Half-Life" only to have it say Tactics instead of 3 lmao
 

Durante

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"VNN" is basically random clickbait, so while it's not impossible that this happened, I really wouldn't put much stock into it.
 

vestan

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>Valve News Network

lmfao bruh please tell me you aren't using Tyler as your source
 

Keyser S

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This is a guy spouting nonsense when showing a video of Lambda Wars. I could do that too.
 

hoju

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Gabe Newell and Shigeru Miyamoto were in the closet making babies, and I saw one of the babies, and then the baby looked at me.
 

MykonosFan

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So like, this would have melted video games, if it's at all remotely true. But dawg, I'mma be real. I'd be all over Half-Life Tactics.
 

Instro

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There have definitely been rumors of a Valve+Nintendo partnership in recent years, but it's interesting they were actually developing a game. Would love to see the two try again. Both very unique companies.
 

XSX

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Nintendo and Valve working together is very believable, the half life spin off part is not.
 

Maintenance

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I would've wanted it just for the meltdowns. The Bayo 2 reveal and the subsequent fallout would look like a footnote compared to this.
 

merf

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Valve greenlighting a Half Life tactics game before a new proper HL title would have made the Diablo Immortal reaction look like any other Wednesday. I seriously doubt this rumour, as I cannot possibly believe Valve are that ignorant.
Valve released their first game in five years last Fall. It was Artifact, a Dota-themed TCG. It had less than 500 peak concurrent players today.

I totally believe that Valve are that ignorant.
 

it.ends

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OMG can you imagine how insane the outrage would have been if Valve would have made a Half Life game that is not a mainline sequel? The internet would have been on fire for weeks.
 

Fat4all

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You'd think if they were at the table together some ports of older Valve titles might've been considered as well, but I don't think there's been any rumors of sommit like Portal going to Switch has there?

edit: besides bridge construction, obviously
 

giancarlo123x

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I wish it existed just for the trailer.
*cool trailer plays, half life logo pops up*
Crowd goes crazy
"TACTICS"
BOOOOOO
 

Ryna

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Should be noted that this was cancelled during its prototyping phase. Just like 90% of every other post-Episode 2 attempt at making a half life game.
 

Revolsin

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A collaboration attempt from Nintendo and Valve to create a Half Life actually sounds pretty awesome. I'd be into it
 

Xumbrega

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No way.

I'd like to be put into the timeline that this was revealed, so I can see the internet reaction.

Someone?
 

Nappael

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This would have been the greatest videogame announcement of all time.

Shame it's not real.