Since the foundation of Valve’s now-famous no-management work style, the company always believed that staff would be the happiest if they picked their own projects.
But then Half-Life: Alyx came around.
Half-Life: Alyx helped lead a large surge of new VR headsets being connected to Steam, according to data from Valve. However, the percentage of Steam users who own VR headsets is still hovering at around 1.9%.
Game development can be notoriously complicated. That wasn’t necessarily the case for Half Life: Alyx, though, with one of Valve’s longest-running designers outlining the basic philosophy that made the game the best showcase for VR to date.