Get out your salt shakers, friends; this one is too tasty to pass up even if it does give off a faint whiff of “completely made up”. Do you remember a bit of a kerfuffle earlier in the year when a visit to Valve’s offices revealed a wall of concept art? At the time, fans immediately connected the art to the ever-elusive Half-life 3, but the latest on dit has it pegged as something entirely different. A poster on FacePunch cites an “inside source” for word that Valve has a new property under development, with the working title Stars of Barathrum.
The open-world game is said to play like Privateer or Freelancer, but with the chance to command larger ships as you pick your own path through the universe. The description was accompanied by a series of concept artworks, which GamingBolt tracked down to Peter König, a concept artist who worked at Valve from 2008 to 2012. Join the dots if you like, or just file it under “wishful thinking”.