Not Half-Life 3 confirmed good, but good all the same. Five years ago, we didn't have electrical engineers and people who know how to do robots.
Now though, it's time to start making games again. In the past year or so, Valve has already admitted that they have a singleplayer game and three VR projects in the pipeline. During a bit about how Valve focused on developing Steam and creating new hardware, co-founder Gabe Newell stated, "Artifact is the first of several games that are going to be coming from us". As such, Artifact will differ from most other traditional collectible card games, mainly because it will feature three "lanes" guarded by a tower at the end. "That's sort of good news!" The marketplace generates a lot of revenue even when the company does nothing, so producing games isn't all that commercially viable compared to simply sitting back and watching the money roll in. At a talk yesterday, the president said the company is "going to start shipping games again". Sure, that means a solid level of production quality when the game eventually releases, but future releases are probably still at least half a decade a way based on Valve's standard development speed.
This new hardware knowledge, alongside the software prowess that the Valve has, will result in more than just brand new video games from Valve. "He can introduce new capabilities like motion input because he controls both of those things". The result has been a newly revised Valve that he says feels comfortable in hardware design as well as software.
"It feels like we've been stuck with mouse and keyboard for a really long time and that the opportunities to build much more interesting kinds of experiences for gamers were there, we just need to expand what we can do".
"You can see that Microsoft was like, wow, how can we make Windows more like [Apple]?"
Valve isn't done with hardware though, but now it'll go "hand-in-hand with software design", meaning you should really keep an eye on what Valve is up to in the coming months.