Arkane Studios shows ‘Ravenholm’, the Half-Life we never got

It’s the Half-Life game we never got. Ravenholm – Arkane Studios’ take on the Half-Life universe – is out in the open for all to see. As part of a documentary on the French developer, Arkane released nearly an hour of Ravenholm footage. It’s ugly, it’s choppy, but hey… it’s there and entirely free to watch. Can’t say no to that.

Now, for the record, the footage you’re about to see was not made for public viewing. It was basically a preview for Valve’s bosses to show ’em what the big idea was. Therefore, gameplay, animations, and other stuff like voice-overs are Half-Finished. Expect a ton of placeholders and some janky movement.

Are you ready? Did you lower your expectations? Cool. Get your crowbar and let’s get crackin’. Feast your eyes on some never-seen-before gameplay footage of Ravenholm.

And there you have it. Gameplay of a game you’ll probably never get to play yourself. Which is a shame, since Arkane’s games are usually a delight to play. I mean, Deathloop, Dishonored, and Prey are all top-notch games, with the last one even being free on the Epic Games Store next week.

As for Half-Life, we’re still waiting diligently on part 3, even though we all know it’s probably not coming during our life cycle. But hey, at least we got Half-Life: Alyx, which was one helluva VR adventure.