With the announcement of Half-Life: Alyx not being Half-Life 3, I got thinking about something.
We’ve been blessed over the last few years with the releases of a bunch of games that perhaps we never thought we’d see. Games that were long rumoured, only announced after years of waiting, stuck in development hell and feared cancelled only to finally see the light of day. These are the holy grails of gaming in my eyes. The likes of The Last Guardian, Duke Nukem Forever, Shenmue III.
Coming soon there’s Cyberpunk 2077 (which only probably slightly falls into this category) and the FFVII Remake (which absolutely definitely does), as well as Beyond Good and Evil 2 hopefully at some point.
What are the last holy grails of gaming? Half-Life 3 and BG&E2 are obviously the ones that spring to mind straight away, but what else? What other games are only legends at this point with no certainty they will actually find their way into our hands?