The appearance of scenes from the canceled game Half-Life, which the Arkane studio worked on..
Studio Arkane has been given creative freedom in the story of Half-Life
Game documentaries producer Noclip has released a new hour-long video featuring scenes from Project “Ravenholm,” the canceled Half-Life game from Arkane Studios.
The studio, best known for the Dishonored series and most recently the PlayStation 5 game Deathloop, was given creative freedom in the seemingly undisclosed Half-Life story, setting and characters as well, but the project was canceled before its completion.
Footage from the game was captured as part of a documentary about the history of Arkane Studios, with gameplay, critical context, and additional information provided to Noclip by Sebastien Mitton, Artistic Director at Arkane Lyon, who worked on the project. While Noclip’s Danny O’Dwyer said:
The design you’re about to see has been compiled near the end of development to try to show off the progress the Valve team has made at Arkane. But it is important to understand that everything you are about to see is from an incomplete game, which means that a lot of things will be lost and even a lot of the content here is either an early pass or a placeholder, so like art, animation, gameplay, level designs and even voice work, You are likely to go through more changes.
We don’t yet know what will happen to the Half-Life series, but in a previous interview, Valve co-founder and CEO Gabe Newell confirmed that the company has several games in development and is keen to offer more single-player experiences.