CD Projekt Red Isn’t Worried About Half-Life: Alyx

November 27, 2019
CD Projekt Red Isn’t Worried About Half-Life: Alyx

Some great games are releasing in 2020, among them Cyberpunk 2077 and a brand new Half-Life game for VR, but CD Projekt Red isn’t worried.

Considering how long gamers have been waiting for a new Half-Life it is going to be one of the biggest releases of next year. The release dates being so close—Cyberpunk 2077 in April, Half-Life: Alyx in March—some shareholders had questions if this will in any way impact Cyberpunk.

During the financial call, CD Projekt Red assured shareholders that Half-Life presents no problem due to it being a very niche project.

"Of course we've seen the Half-Life VR announcement. I think it was a surprise for everybody … VR remains an extremely niche-y niche of the market."

CD Projekt Red share the same belief as many that the idea behind Half-Life: Alyx is to push for growth of the VR market. The Half-Life games are known for pushing the industry forward in the time they released by doing something completely new, innovating, and setting new standards.

So it isn’t surprising that the new Half-Life is a VR game, it very well may change the way VR games are made. A lot of people might go out and buy a VR headset just for this game.

"That niche is very, very, very--and I could add a few verys here--small. So, from the market perspective, are we afraid? No. It is a very different niche."

CD Projekt Red on the other hand is focusing on a much broader audience since Cyberpunk 2077 will be available on both consoles and PC and they have no interest in adapting their games for VR.