We're thrilled to announce Half-Life: Alyx, a new full-length entry in the Half-Life series, built by Valve for VR.
Return to Half-Life in March 2020. Pre-purchase now on Steam. pic.twitter.com/GZkhp2Prx1
— Valve (@valvesoftware) November 21, 2019
We covered the story earlier this week when Steam released details about their upcoming Half-Life VR game, Half-Life Alyx. Now we’ve gotten more details on what exactly it’s all about, along with some game-play. The game is set in the events after the original Half-Life and Half-Life 2, and you play as Alyx Vance. Vance and her father Eli discover a secret that leads into the heart of the Combine’s occupation of City 17. And if you check out that gameplay, you’ll know that the game actually looks pretty freakin’ cool. I mean, shooting baddies, moving object around, and the best part is, for a VR game, it looks gorgeous.
The only problem I have with the game is that it’s going to be in VR. Now while there’s reasons for that, I just feel like the barrier of entry to that makes it a little hard for Half-Life fans who don’t have VR setups. However, the game does support any SteamVR compatible system, so that’s a plus.
The game is set to release March 2020, and more details will be sure to follow after this announcement. It’s already available for pre-order, but we don’t reccomend you go out and buy it right now. Stay tuned and we’ll cover anything new going on with Half-Life Alyx!.
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