Ken Birdwell, a Valve Executive recently stated that Virtual Reality is not a good option for Half-Life 3, if indeed the game is released. He pointed out that type of game that Half-Life is, players will get tired within 5 minutes of playing it if it is played in VR.
He also added that the developers are not completely shutting down the idea of VR for Half-Life 3. Instead they are trying to find new ways in which the whole thing becomes more practical.
At the 2015 Game Developers Conference (GDC), Valve made use of HTC Vive’s Room Scale user-tracking and position tracked controllers to create a Portal-based experience which was set in Aperture Science Labs.
HTC Vive has been confirmed for an April 2016 release. HTC and Valve worked in collaboration to create the HTC Vive Head-Mounted Display and they had made the news of their joint venture public in the first part of 2015.
HTC also stated that an initial release of the device will take place during the end of 2015. However, no such release took place in the past year as it came to an end in the previous week.
Stay tuned for more update on Half-Life 3.